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acquest

[uh-kwest]
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noun Law.
  1. property acquired other than by inheritance, as by purchase or gift.
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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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  • And in the pursuit and acquest of this knowledge he stuck neither at any labour or cost.

    Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus

    William MacGillivray