n. The act or process of acquiring. The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition.
Syn. - See Acquirement. The act by which the person procures the property of a thing. An acquisition, may be temporary or perpetual, and be procured either for a valuable consideration. Original acquisition is procured by occupancy, accession, 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. 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 or by act of the parties, by gift or sale.