Complete Definition of "acquest"

English

Etymology
OF. aquest, French acquêt, from Late Latin acquestum, acquisÄ«tum, for Latin acquisÄ«tum, past participle (used substantively) of acquirere to acquire. See “acquire”

Noun
en-noun

  1. rare acquisition; the thing gained. w:Francis Bacon.
  2. law property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance. - w:John Bouvier.

Usage notes
Bouvier, 1856, 1 from which the Webster derives, uses the spelling "acquets".

References
Webster 1913

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