acquis

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The hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. The European Parliament exercises the lawmaking function of the European Union, and thus contributes towards the EU’s acquis.

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

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acquis (uncountable)

  1. Short for acquis communautaire.
    1. (law) The accumulated legislation, legal acts, and court decisions which constitute the total body of European Union law.
    2. (international law) The accumulated legislation and decisions of any international community.
      • 2016, Gerhard Erasmus; Trudi Hartzenberg; Paul Kalenga, “Patterns of African Regional Integration: The Tripartite and Continental Free Trade Areas”, in Achim Gutowski [et al.], editors, Africa’s Progress in Regional and Global Economic Integration – Towards Transformative Regional Integration (African Development Perspectives Yearbook 2015/16; 18), Zürich: LIT Verlag, ISBN 978-3-643-90523-9, page 87:
        Acquis is a French term meaning "that which has been agreed". In the context of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (TFTA) means that the negotiations should start from the point at which [] the COMESA, EAC and SADC trade negotiations have reached. Tariff negotiations and the exchange of tariff concessions would be among Member/Partner States of the Tripartite FTA that have no preferential arrangements in place between them. This will both preserve the acquis and build on it.

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  • IPA(key): /ɑˈki/, /aːˈki/

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Shortened from acquis communautaire.

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acquis n (uncountable)

  1. acquis (totality of EU legislation and court decisions)

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

  1. past participle of acquérir

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acquis m (plural acquis)

  1. asset

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