- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /aˈkiː/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɑˈki/
- Rhymes: -iː
- Hyphenation: ac‧quis
- Short for acquis communautaire.
- (law) The accumulated legislation, legal acts, and court decisions which constitute the total body of European Union law.
- (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, 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.
Shortened from acquis communautaire.
acquis n (uncountable)
- acquis (totality of EU legislation and court decisions)
acquis m (plural acquis)