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acquirement

[uh-kwahyuh r-muh nt] /əˈkwaɪər mənt/
noun
1.
the act of acquiring, especially the gaining of knowledge or mental attributes.
2.
Often, acquirements. something that is acquired, especially an acquired ability or attainment.
Origin of acquirement
1620-1630
1620-30; acquire + -ment
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  • George Grafton was a banker, by inheritance and to some extent by acquirement.

    Abington Abbey Archibald Marshall
  • He gave his days and nights to the acquirement of various sciences.

  • And because experience of foreign countries was expensive and hard to come at, the acquirement of it gave prestige to a young man.

  • Holiness, to be truly human, must not only be a gift, but an acquirement.

    Holy in Christ Andrew Murray
  • In a book the technical part can serve only to point the way, because the acquirement of technique demands practical experience.

    Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori
  • She has, indeed, a natural politeness, which transcends all acquirement.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The uninformed mind seems insensible of the idea of the right of possession which the labour of acquirement gives.

    The Lusiad Lus de Cames
  • The grand thing that is needed is to give the sexes like motives for acquirement.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • It is even a question whether a certain egotism is not necessary to the acquirement of a certain happiness.

    Philosophic Nights In Paris Remy De Gourmont
  • "I think you will find the acquirement of French and Italian sufficient discipline," said he.

    Eventide Effie Afton

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