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  • n. Deselection, weeding, getting rid of things previously acquired.
  • n. The selling off of something previously acquired.


de- +‎ acquisition (Wiktionary)


  • Senie, director of museum studies at City College in New York, said of the deacquisition in an e-mail.

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  • After a series of votes and deacquisition hearings over the last year, the sculpture was gone by Wednesday, sold for $100 to a local collector who planned to install it privately.

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  • So it seems obvious that the Hispanic Societie’s only interest in the Huntington Coin Collection, abandoned years ago to the ANS is deacquisition and the funds that might come from any Sotheby’s sale of the material.

    The Best and the Worst of 2008 : Coin Collecting News


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