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acquirement

[uh-kwahyuh r-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act of acquiring, especially the gaining of knowledge or mental attributes.
  2. Often acquirements. something that is acquired, especially an acquired ability or attainment.
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Origin of acquirement

First recorded in 1620–30; acquire + -ment
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Examples from the Web for acquirement

Historical Examples

  • She has, indeed, a natural politeness, which transcends all acquirement.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • The government of the passions, or the acquirement of the habit of virtue.

  • The graces of manner are as much matter of acquirement as are the notes of music.

  • The grand thing that is needed is to give the sexes like motives for acquirement.

  • "I think you will find the acquirement of French and Italian sufficient discipline," said he.

    Eventide

    Effie Afton