Acquisitively to Act

(Ac*quis"i*tive*ly), adv. In the way of acquisition.

(Ac*quis"i*tive*ness), n.

1. The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of possession.

2. (Phren.) The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and possessing. Combe.

(Ac*quis"i*tor) n. One who acquires.

(Ac*quist") n. [Cf. Acquest.] Acquisition; gain. Milton.

(Ac*quit") p. p. Acquitted; set free; rid of. [Archaic] Shak.

(Ac*quit"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquitting.] [OE. aquiten, OF. aquiter, F. acquitter; (L. ad) + OF. quiter, F. quitter, to quit. See Quit, and cf. Acquiet.]

1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.

A responsibility that can never be absolutely acquitted.
I. Taylor.

2. To pay for; to atone for. [Obs.] Shak.

3. To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; — now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.

4. Reflexively: (a) To clear one's self. Shak. (b) To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part; as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself very poorly.

Syn. — To absolve; clear; exonerate; exonerate; exculpate; release; discharge. See Absolve.

(Ac*quit"ment) n. [Cf. OF. aquitement.] Acquittal. [Obs.] Milton.

(Ac*quit"tal) n.

1. The act of acquitting; discharge from debt or obligation; acquittance.

2. (Law) A setting free, or deliverance from the charge of an offense, by verdict of a jury or sentence of a court. Bouvier.

(Ac*quit"tance) n. [OF. aquitance, fr. aquiter. See Acquit.]

1. The clearing off of debt or obligation; a release or discharge from debt or other liability.

2. A writing which is evidence of a discharge; a receipt in full, which bars a further demand.

You can produce acquittances
For such a sum, from special officers.

(Ac*quit"tance), v. t. To acquit. [Obs.] Shak.

(Ac*quit"ter) n. One who acquits or releases.

(||A*cra"ni*a) n. [NL., from Gr. 'a priv. + skull.]

1. (Physiol.) Partial or total absence of the skull.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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