Definition for AC-QUI-SI'TION

AC-QUI-SI'TION, n. [L. acquisitio, from acquisitus, acquæsivi, which are given as the part. and pret. of acquiro; but quæsivi is probably from a different root; W. ceisiaw; Eth. ሐሠሠ chasas, chas; Ar. قَسَّ‎‎ kassa, to seek. Class Gs.]

  1. The act of acquiring; as, a man takes pleasure in the acquisition of property, as well as in the possession.
  2. The thing acquired, or gained; as, learning is an acquisition. It is used for intellectual attainments, as well as for external things, property or dominion; and in a good sense, denoting something estimable.

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