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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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2001 - Alliant Techsystems (ATK) acquires Thiokol for $2.
Example 1: Foreign corporation Y acquires foreign corporation X.
A financial holding company and any subsidiary (other than a depository institution or subsidiary of a depository institution) may acquire or control merchant banking investments.
Section 355(e) applies if there is a section 355 distribution that is part of a plan pursuant to which a person or persons acquires, directly or indirectly, stock representing at least a 50-percent interest in the distributing corporation or any controlled corporation.
A B-type reorganization allows one corporation to acquire another corporation tax free where it is advantageous to keep the acquired corporation alive.
However, the use of property (other than the acquiring corporation's voting stock) to acquire target stock in connection with a subsequent transfer of the target's assets to the acquiring corporation is outside the scope of these regulations and could invalidate a C reorganization by violating the solely-for-voting-stock requirement (Regs.
Thus, if Acquiring acquires the Target assets on the 16th day before the end of Acquiring's year, the absorption of Target's loss carryovers is limited to 15/365 of Acquiring's taxable income for the year.