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ACQUISITION, property, contracts, descent. The act by which the person procures the property of a thing.
    2. An acquisition, may be temporary or perpetual, and be procured either for a valuable consideration, for example, by buying the same; or without consideration, as by gift or descent.
    3. Acquisition may be divided into original and derivative. Original acquisition is procured by occupancy, 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 490; 2 Kent. Com. 289; Menstr. Leg. du Dr. Civ. Rom. Sec. 344 ; by accession, 1 Bouv. Inst. n. Sec. 499; 2 Kent., Com. 293; by intellectual labor, namely, for inventions, which are secured by patent rights and for the authorship of books, maps, and charts, which is protected by copyrights. 1. Bouv. Inst. n. 508.
    4. Derivative acquisitions are those which are procured from others, either by act of law, or by act of the parties. Goods and chattels may change owners by act of law in the cases of forfeiture, succession, marriage, judgment, insolvency, and intestacy. And by act of the parties, by gift or sale. Property may be acquired by a man himself, or by those who are in his power, for him; as by his children while minors; 1 N. Hamps. R. 28; 1 United States Law Journ. 513 ; by his apprentices or his slaves. Vide Ruth. Inst. ch. 6 & 7; Dig. 41, 1, 53; Inst. 2,9; Id. 2,9,3.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Change management: "Change management is an important responsibility of any acquisition program" (Space & Missile Systems, 2004).
The acquisition date may result from a transaction that does not involve the transfer of consideration to the acquiree.
Executives will want to demonstrate to the board how the acquisition will leverage the strengths of the acquirer and/or resolve important vulnerabilities.
If the event triggering the liability occurred after the acquisition, the buyer should be entitled to a deduction as soon as it meets the all-events test (the fact of the liability is fixed and the amount is determinable).
This deal follows the EUR 131 million (debt-free basis) acquisition of the German packaging company V+D Stabernack earlier this summer in a move that strengthened the group's position in the field of packaging products with advanced printing.
This course is a comprehensive review of security and technology transfer/control issues found in international acquisition programs.
The participation metaphor, however, offers further and complementary insights as it "makes visible aspects of second language learning that the acquisition metaphor leaves behind" (Pavlenko and Lantolf, 2000).