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Etymology

Old French aquest, French acquêt, from Late Latin acquestum, acquisītum, for Latin acquisītum, past participle (used substantively) of acquirere (to acquire). See “acquire

Noun

Singular
acquest

Plural
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  1. (rare) acquisition; the thing gained. w:Francis Bacon.
  2. (law) property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance. - w:John Bouvier.

Usage notes

Bouvier, 1856, [1] from which the Webster derives, uses the spelling "acquets".

References

  • Webster 1913

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