acquīsītīvus, a, um (acquiro) = περιποιητικός, zum Verschaffen dienlich, verschaffend, Boëth. Arist. top. 5, 1. p. 680. Prisc. 18, 24 u. 38. 1806–1895.

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  • acquisitive — adjective excessively interested in acquiring money or material things. Derivatives acquisitively adverb acquisitiveness noun Origin C19: from Fr. acquisitif, ive, from late L. acquisitivus, from L. acquisit , acquirere (see acquire) …   English new terms dictionary

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  • acquisitive — adj. keen to acquire things; avaricious; materialistic. Derivatives: acquisitively adv. acquisitiveness n. Etymology: F acquisitive or LL acquisitivus (as ACQUIRE) …   Useful english dictionary

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