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Acquest

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Acqu'est. n.s. [acquest, Fr., from acquerir, written by some acquist, with a view to the word acquire, or acquisita.] Attachment, acquisition; the thing gained.

New acquests are more burden than strength. Bac. Hen. VII.

Mud, reposed near the ostia of those rivers, makes continual additions to the land, thereby excluding the sea, and preserving these shells as trophies and signs of its new acquests and encroachments. Woodward's Nat. Hist. p. i.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Woodward, John (78)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Acquest." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13260.


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