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An Acqui'rement. n.s. [from acquire.] That which is acquired; gain; attainment. The word may be properly used in opposition to the gifts of nature.

These his acquirements, by industry, were exceedingly both enriched and enlarged by many excellent endowments of nature. Hayward on Edward VI.

By a content and acquiescence in every species of truth, we embrace the shadow thereof: or so much as may palliate its just and substantial acquirements. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. i.

It is very difficult to lay down rules for the acquirement of such a taste as that I am here speaking of. The faculty must, in some degree, be born with us. Addison. Spectator, № 409.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Browne, Thomas (203) · Hayward, John (42) · Spectator (140)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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