[ uh-kwest ]
/ əˈkwɛst /
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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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How to use acquest in a sentence
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