vb. To make property one's own. To gain possession. Title to property can be acquired by descent, or by purchase. Acquisition by purchase, is either by, escheat, occupancy, prescription, forfeiture, or. by alienation, which is either by deed or by matter of record. If an item cannot be sold, it cannot be acquired. To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits. Descent is the title whereby a man, on the death of his ancestor, acquires his estate, by right of representation, as his heir at law.
Syn. - To obtain; gain; attain; procure; win; earn; secure.