acquest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

acquest (plural acquests)

  1. (rare) Acquisition; the thing gained.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. (law) property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Bouvier to this entry?)

Usage notes[edit]

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

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

acquest m (plural acquests)

  1. acquisition

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