Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Acquisition; the thing gained.
  • n. property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Acquisition; the thing gained.
  • n. Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of acquiring; acquirement: as, “countries of new acquest,” Bacon.
  • n. A thing gained; an acquisition; a thing acquired by force: as, “new acquests and encroachments,” Woodward, Nat. Hist.
  • n. In civil law: Property acquired in other ways than by succession.
  • n. Property acquired during a marriage under the rule of community of property.
  • n. See conquêt.

Etymologies

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

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