Definition of acquis communautaire in English:

acquis communautaire

noun

  • The body of accumulated legislation and regulations of the European Union (formerly the European Community).

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Common Market Law Review. From French acquis communautaire (not dated in dictionaries of French) from acquis knowledge resulting from experience + communautaire.

Pronunciation:

acquis communautaire

/aˌkiː kəˌm(j)uːnə(ʊ)ˈtɛː/