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Acquire

acquire vt

ac·quired
ac·quir·ing
: to come into possession, ownership, or control of
: obtain as one's own [the target's directors don't want the company to be acquired "R. C. Clark"] [the court acquired jurisdiction]
ac·quir·er
also
ac·qui·ror
[ə-kwīr-ər]

n


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.