- acquaintance rape,
- acquaintance violence,
Origin of acquaintance
Examples from the Web for acquaintanceship
Police say they believe the younger suspect used the acquaintanceship to draw her into the house, where she was strangled.Was Autumn Pasquale Killed Over a Bicycle? Teen Brothers Charged|Michael Daly|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You must be perfectly plain and frank with me, or our acquaintanceship will wither away.The Captain's Toll-Gate|Frank R. Stockton
And then—to be so eager to continue the acquaintanceship with the uncivil girl!Nan Sherwood at Lakeview Hall|Annie Roe Carr
The two young men found they had very little in common and the acquaintanceship dropped.Peter Binney|Archibald Marshall
c.1300, "state of being acquainted;" late 14c., "person with whom one is acquainted;" also "personal knowledge;" from Old French acointance "acquaintance, friendship, familiarity," noun of action from acointer (see acquaint). Acquaintant (17c.), would have been better in the "person known" sense but is now obsolete.
see nodding acquaintance; scrape up an acquaintance.