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Acquired definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ACQUI'RED, pp. Gained, obtained, or received from art, labor, or other means, in distinction from those things which are bestowed by nature. Thus we say, abilities, natural and acquired. It implies title, or some permanence of possession.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: gotten through environmental forces; "acquired characteristics (such as a suntan or a broken nose) cannot be passed on"

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Acquire Ac*quire", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquired; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquiring.] [L. acquirere, acquisitum; ad + quarere to seek for. In OE. was a verb aqueren, fr. the same, through OF. aquerre. See Quest..] To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits. No virtue is acquired in an instant, but step by step. --Barrow. Descent is the title whereby a man, on the death of his ancestor, acquires his estate, by right of representation, as his heir at law. --Blackstone. Syn: To obtain; gain; attain; procure; win; earn; secure. See Obtain.



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