OF. aquest, French acquÃªt, from Late Latin acquestum, acquisÄ«tum, for Latin acquisÄ«tum, past participle (used substantively) of acquirere to acquire. See â€śacquireâ€ť
- rare acquisition; the thing gained. w:Francis Bacon.
- law property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance. - w:John Bouvier.
Bouvier, 1856, 1 from which the Webster derives, uses the spelling "acquets".