Acquisitory



tending or seeking to and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc.:
our acquisitive impulses; acquisitive societies.
adjective
inclined or eager to acquire things, esp material possessions: we currently live in an acquisitive society
adj.

1630s, “owned through acquisition,” from Latin acquisit-, past participle stem of acquirere (see acquisition) + -ive. Meaning “given to acquisition, avaricious” is from 1826 (implied in acquisitiveness). Related: Acquisitively (1590s).

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