Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Acquisition; the thing gained.
  • noun (Law) Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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