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acquire

(Receive), verb accept, achieve, adipisci, adopt, be given, come into possession of, derive, gain, glean, obtain, reap, take in, win

acquire

(Secure), verb adquirere, annex, appropriate, assume, assume ownership, attain, exact, extort, extract, force from, gain, get, make one's own, obtain by any means, purchase, realize, steal, take, take possession, wrest from
Associated concepts: acquire a business, acquire by fraud, acquire by gift, acquire by inheritance, acquire by will, accuire for resale, acquire ownership
Foreign phrases: Incorporalia bello non adquiruntur.Things incorporeal are not acquired in war.
See also: accept, accrue, aggregate, appropriate, arise, attain, collect, condemn, derive, gain, garner, gather, hoard, impress, increase, incur, inherit, obtain, occupy, possess, procure, profit, purchase, realize, reap, receive, recover, seize, store, succeed, take

TO ACQUIRE, descents, contracts. To make property one's own.
    2. Title to property is acquired in two ways, by descent, (q.v.) and by purchase (q.v.). Acquisition by purchase, is either by, 1. Escheat. 2. Occupancy. 3. Prescription. 4. Forfeiture. 5. Alienation, which is either by deed or by matter of record. Things which cannot be sold, cannot be acquired.

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