One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the newspaper obtained a copy of the letter’
get, acquire, come by, secure, procure, come into possession of, pick up, be given
gain, derive, earn, achieve, attain, win, draw, reap
informal get hold of, lay hold of, get one's hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's mitts on, grab, bag, land, net
British informal blag
South African informal schlenter
2‘the rules obtaining in other jurisdictions’
prevail, be in force, apply, exist, be in use, be established, be customary, be effective, be prevalent, stand, hold, be the case
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