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Definitions of acquisition

  1. an ability that has been acquired by training Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act or process of acquiring. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of gaining possession; as, the acquisition of property; a material possession gained by any means. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The act of acquiring: that which is acquired. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. The act of acquiring. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Anything acquired; acquirement; possession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of acquiring; the thing acquired. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Something gained, as property; attainment in knowledge; a good name. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The purchase of one company by another in order to fulfill particular strategic goals related to revenues, market share, product/ service offerings, or competition. An acquisition may be structured as a stock acquisition, where the acquiring company offers investors in the target company a specific price for their COMMON STOCK, or an asset acquisition, where the acquiring company offers to buy a portion or majority of the target company thelawdictionary.org
  14. Property, contracts, descent. The act by which the person procures the property of a thing. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  15. 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  16. 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. 344 ; by accession, 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  17. 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; Ib. 2,9,3. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. The purchase of one commercial enterprise by another, whether for cash, or in a trade of stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company. dictgcide_fs
  19. Act of acquiring; thing acquired. So acquisitive a., acquisitiveness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. n. Act of acquiring ;--a the thing acquired, or gained; acquirement. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. The act of acquiring; the thing gained, acquirement. Complete Dictionary

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