[ uh-kwest ]
/ əˈkwɛst /

noun Law.

property acquired other than by inheritance, as by purchase or gift.

Origin of acquest

1605–15; < obsolete French < Vulgar Latin *acquaesitum that which has been acquired, noun use of *acquaesitus (past participle of *acquaerere to acquire, alteration of Latin acquīrere to acquire) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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