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Law. Property or assets acquired otherwise than by inheritance.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Anglo-Norman and Middle French aquest, Middle French acquest (French acquêt) thing that has been acquired, action or act of acquiring, gain, profit from an unattested post-classical Latin noun *acquaesitum, use as noun of neuter past participle of an unattested verb *acquaerere, variant (after classical Latin quaerere) of classical Latin acquīrere. Compare post-classical Latin acquestus ( u- stem), acquesta.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.