from The Century Dictionary.

  • Acquired; gained.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Acquired.

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  • adjective obsolete acquired


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  • A humour is a liquid or fluent part of the body, comprehended in it, for the preservation of it; and is either innate or born with us, or adventitious and acquisite.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Which division of Aristotle (if it be considered aright) is all one with the precedent; for three being innate, and five acquisite, the rest are improper, imperfect, and in a more strict examination excluded.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • The radical or innate, is daily supplied by nourishment, which some call cambium, and make those secondary humours of ros and gluten to maintain it: or acquisite, to maintain these four first primary humours, coming and proceeding from the first concoction in the liver, by which means chylus is excluded.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • If it be distinguished from them, it is natural or ingenite, which comes by some defect of the organs, and overmuch brain, as we see in our common fools; and is for the most part intended or remitted in particular men, and thereupon some are wiser than others: or else it is acquisite, an appendix or symptom of some other disease, which comes or goes; or if it continue, a sign of melancholy itself.

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • Una scelta vantaggiosa sin dall’inizio, tant’è che molte startup nascono al solo scopo di essere acquisite, talvolta creando un software compatibile con applicazioni di una grande azienda già esistenti.

    300+ social network startups in less then 2 years. « The Paradigm Shift 2006


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