Acquest
Acquest Ac*quest", n. [OF. aquest, F. acqu[^e]t, fr. LL. acquestum, acquis[=i]tum, for L. acquis[=i]tum, p. p. (used substantively) of acquirere to acquire. See {Acquire}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Acquisition; the thing gained. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) Property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]


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  • acquest — Acquest. s. m. Chose acquise, ce que l on a acquis. Il a fait un bel acquest depuis peu. il a fait un nouvel acquest. On dit proverbialement, qu Il n y a si bel acquest que de don, pour dire, qu il n y a point de bien plus legitimement, plus… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • acquest — ac·quest /ə kwest, a / n in the civil law of Louisiana: acquet Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. acquest …   Law dictionary

  • acquest — I. Il n y a point d acquest en luy, Aridus, B. ex Terentio. II. Acquest, m. C est acquisition, Acquisitio dominij alicuius rei, Il se prend aussi pour gain et profit, Lucrum, Emolumentum, comme, Il n y a point d acquest en vous, Tecum nullum… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • acquest — /euh kwest /, n. Law. property acquired other than by inheritance, as by purchase or gift. [1605 15; < obs. F < VL *acquaesitum that which has been acquired, n. use of *acquaesitus (ptp. of *acquaerere to acquire, alter. of L acquirere to… …   Universalium

  • acquest — noun a) acquisition; the thing gained. . b) property acquired by purchase, gift, or otherwise than by inheritance …   Wiktionary

  • acquest — n. property which is not inherited …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acquest — ac·quest …   English syllables

  • acquest — /akwest/ An estate acquired newly, or by purchase …   Black's law dictionary

  • acquest — /akwest/ An estate acquired newly, or by purchase …   Black's law dictionary

  • acquest — A civil law term for property acquired by purchase …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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