acquis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from acquis communautaire, from French acquis (that which has been acquired or obtained) + communautaire (of the community).

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Noun[edit]

acquis (uncountable)

  1. The accumulated legislation, legal acts, and court decisions which constitute the total body of EU law.
  2. The accumulated legislation and decisions of any international community.
    • 2013, Gerhard Erasmus, Redirecting the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement negotiations?, Trade Law Centre, page 6:
      In the context of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement [acquis] means that the negotiations should start from the point at which... the COMESA, EAC and SADC trade negotiations have reached.

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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

acquis m (feminine singular acquise, masculine plural acquis, feminine plural acquises)

  1. past participle of acquérir

Noun[edit]

acquis m (plural acquis)

  1. asset

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