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noun - plural: acquests

  1. [rare] acquisition; the thing gained. -- Francis Bacon.
  2. [legal] property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance. -- John Bouvier.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

{acquest, Fr. from acquerir, written by some acquist, with a view to the word acquire, or acquist'.a.] Attachment, acquisition; the thing gained. — New acquests are more burden than strength. E.icon. — Mud, reposed near the os- tea of rivers, ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

•* ACQUEST, n.s. [acquest, Tr. from acquerir, •written by some acqmsi, with a view to the word acquire, or acquisita.] Attachment, acquisition ; the thing gained. — New acquests are more burden than strength. Bacon. — Mud, reposed near ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Distinctions (1811)

In Three Alphabets, Containing, I. Words the Same in Sound, But of Different Spelling and Signification; with which are Classed Such as Have Any Similarity in Sound. II. Words that Vary in Pronounciation and Meaning as Accentuated Or Connected. III. The Changes, in Sound and Sense, Produced by the Addition of the Letter E. ... With Appendix, Comprising the Proper Names of the Old and New Testaments, and Apocrypha ... by John Murdoch

See acquest. acquest, ak- kwest'.

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English


Google previewPhilologia Anglicana: or, a Philological and synonymical dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals-their sense defined-and the same illustrated and supported by proper examples and notes, critical and explanatory. [“A-Adornment” only.] (1806)

by Benjamin DAWSON (Rector of Burgh, Suffolk.)

ACQ'UEST, acquest, of acquerir, Fr. Th . . . . t h = - ACQU'IST, }n s {acquisitum, ofacquiro, Lat} a w 'ch ls ac quired, or gained; as l. “ New acquests are more burden than strength.” Bacon. 2. “ Mud reposed near the Ostia of these rivers, makes ...

Google previewA dictionary of etymology of the English language (1859)

and of English synonymes and paronymes by John Oswald

* Acquest, the thing gained; a place acquired by force. % Acquire, to gain ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

Mud, reposed near the ostea of rivers, makes continual additions to the land, thereby excluding the sea, and preserving these shells as trophies and signs of its new acquests and encroachments. Woodward. Acquest, in law, signifies goods ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... Abstracted from the folio edition of the author ... Fourteenth edition, corrected, etc (1828)

ACQUEST. s. [acquest, Fr.] Acquisition ; the thing gained. Woodward. To ACQUIESCE. v. n...[acquiescer, Fr. ; acquiescere, Lat..] To rest in, or remain satisfied with. South. ACQUIE'SCENCE. s. [from acquiesce.] A silent appearance of content; ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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