Definition of Acquest

1. n. Acquisition; the thing gained.



Definition of Acquest

1. Noun. (rare) acquisition; the thing gained. -- Francis Bacon. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance. -- John Bouvier. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acquest

1. something acquired [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acquest

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Literary usage of Acquest

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1. Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine, and Annals of Philosophy. (1826)
"... More learned men grow road and brain-sick with a pride of that learning they think they hare attained, than in the pursuit and acquest of it. ..."

2. The History of the Common Law of England: And An Analysis of the Civil Part by Matthew Hale (1820)
"The manner of his title, or acquest thereof. The capacities of the king. The manner of acquest of the regal title, or dignity, is either, A lawful acquest; ..."

3. The History of the Common Law of England: And An Analysis of the Civil Part by Matthew Hale (1820)
"The manner of his title, or acquest thereof. The capacities of the king. The manner of acquest of the regal title, or dignity, is either, A lawful acquest; ..."

4. A History of French Private Law by Jean Brissaud (1912)
"243: Lamoignon, "Arr. des Propres," 23; Boutaric, I, 74; "Paris," 143; "Orleans,'' 385: in case there is a settlement, the property is an acquest to the ..."

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