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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 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 continual additions to the land, thereby excluding the sea, ...

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; Clarendon, Satisfaction; rest; content. Addison. Submission ; confidence. Sonath. ACQUIRABLE. a.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language on a Plan Entirely New (1844)

by John Oswald

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

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, by any means, somethinr nent, or which becomes vested or inherent in tl. - r a title, estate, learning, habits, skill, dominion, ace. Plants acquire a green colour ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ACQUEST, or Acquist, formed of Fr., acquerir, from acquirere, to acquire or get, is understood in a legal sense, of goods or effects, acquired either by purchase or donation. The French laws make a great difference between acquests and hereditary effects. The civil law allows none.

Google previewA New Universal, Technological, Etymological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1854)

by John Craig

ACQUEST, ak-kwest', «. (French.) Attachment ; acquisition ; the thing gained. In Law, acquest, or acquets, denotes goods not descended by inheritance, but acquired by purpose or donation. ACQUIESCE, ak-kwe-es', v. n. (acquiesce, Lat ac- quiescer, Fr.) To rest in or remain satisfied with ; to assent to. ACQUIESCENCE, ak-kwe-es'ens, \ ». A silent ap- ACQUIESCENCY, ak-kwe-es' en-se, / pearance of content or submission, distinguished from avowed consent on one hand, and from ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Acquest, in ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1763)

ACQUEST, or Acquist, in law, denotes goods not descended by inheritance, but acquired by purchase or donation.

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