acquest definition

  • noun:
    • Acquisition; the thing gained.
    • home acquired by purchase, present, or else than by inheritance.
    • Acquisition; the one thing gained.
    • Property obtained by purchase, present, or elsewhere than by inheritance.
    • The work of acquiring; acquirement: as, “countries of brand new acquest,” Bacon.
    • something attained; an acquisition; something obtained by force: since, “new acquests and encroachments,” Woodward, Nat. Hist.
    • In civil law: Property acquired various other techniques than by succession.
    • Property obtained during a wedding beneath the rule of community of home.
    • See conquêt.

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