acquest

[ uh-kwest ]
/ əˈkwɛst /
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noun Law.

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

Nearby words

  1. acquaint,
  2. acquaintance,
  3. acquaintance rape,
  4. acquaintance violence,
  5. acquainted,
  6. acquiesce,
  7. acquiescence,
  8. acquiescent,
  9. acquire,
  10. acquired

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)

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