Acquest



property acquired other than by inheritance, as by purchase or gift.
Historical Examples

And in the pursuit and acquest of this knowledge he stuck neither at any labour or cost.
Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus William MacGillivray

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    to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan. Contemporary Examples Are five crotchety conservative men likely to decide to acquiesce to this change, or fight it? The Supreme Court’s Anti-Rainbow Warriors Michael Tomasky March 25, 2013 So many wish to suppress this history, and […]

  • Acquiesced

    to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan. Contemporary Examples And so, after several days of rather conflicted contemplation, I acquiesced. The Penis Debate Cole Gamble January 27, 2009 Eventually Corder said he acquiesced, and the operator connected him. Two Companies Accused of Fleecing […]



  • Acquiescence

    the act or condition of or giving tacit assent; agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance (usually followed by to or in): acquiescence to his boss’s demands. Law. such neglect to take legal proceedings for such a long time as to imply the abandonment of a right. Contemporary Examples The Latin powerhouse’s acquiescence […]

  • Acquiescent

    disposed to or consent tacitly. Contemporary Examples I wandered around aimlessly for a while, then gave the goose to an acquiescent hippy on a barge. The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl Anthony Haden-Guest September 21, 2014 Historical Examples “Which will not be for some years to come,” said Mrs. Ryle, feeling […]



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