Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Acquest; acquirement.

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

  • noun Acquisition; gain.

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  • noun Acquisition; gain.

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Examples

  • University, his partnership with Sir William Thomson and Mr. Varley in many ingenious patents, his growing credit with engineers and men of science; and he is to bear in mind that of all this activity and acquist of reputation, the immediate profit was scanty.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

  • According to them the spirit freed from the body wanders about in the air and often, in a transitory way, retakes a corporal form in the shape of certain animals (more especially the tiger, for which reason the terrible beast is respected as almost sacred by them) or it takes refuge in certain herbs which thus acquist healing properties.

    My Friends the Savages Notes and Observations of a Perak settler (Malay Peninsula)

  • It would be endless to strike forth into the elogies of truth; for as we know it was the adored prize for which the sublimest wits in the world have always run, and sacrificed their time, their health, their lives, to the acquist of it; so let it suffice us to say here, that as reason is the great rule of man's nature, so truth is the great regulator of reason.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. V.

  • He is to conceive in the meanwhile for himself Fleeming's manifold engagements: his service on the Committee on Electrical Standards, his lectures on electricity at Chatham, his chair at the London University, his partnership with Sir William Thomson and Mr. Varley in many ingenious patents, his growing credit with engineers and men of science; and he is to bear in mind that of all this activity and acquist of reputation, the immediate profit was scanty.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

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