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ac·quired

(ă-kwīrd'),
Denoting a disease, predisposition or abnormality that is not inherited.
[L. ac-quiro (adq-), to obtain, fr. quaero, to seek]

acquired

(ə-kwīrd′)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a disease, condition, or characteristic that is not congenital but develops after birth.
2. Resulting from exposure to something, such as an antigen or antibiotic.

acquired

adjective New; not inherited.

acquired

adjective New, not inherited

ac·quired

(ă-kwīrd')
Denoting a disease, condition, or abnormality that is not inherited.
[L. ac-quiro (adq-), to obtain, fr. quaero, to seek]

acquired 

Pertaining to a condition which is contracted after birth and is not hereditary. See congenital; familial; hereditary.

ac·quired

(ă-kwīrd')
Denoting a disease, predisposition or abnormality that is not inherited.
[L. ac-quiro (adq-), to obtain, fr. quaero, to seek]
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The Respondents' scheme to acquire First Western was undertaken as part of a broader fraudulent scheme by Greater Ministries.
First, it applies only to costs to create intangibles, and is inapplicable to any costs incurred to acquire an intangible.
branch and agency of a foreign bank that acquires or controls, or that is affiliated with a company that acquires or controls, merchant banking investments and:
(7.) Section 3(d) of the BHC Act specifically authorizes a state to enact laws that limit the ability of an out-of-state bank holding company to acquire a bank in that state by requiring that the bank to be acquired be in existence for a minimum period of time, as long as that period does not exceed five years.
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Finally, the acquiring company acquires the target with the wanted assets (whether the distributing or formerly controlled corporation) in a stock-for-stock exchange.
First Mariner proposes to become the largest shareholder in Glen Burnie, and its acquisition of a minority interest is a first step in seeking to acquire all the shares of Glen Burnie.
Consider the example of one corporation ("Holding") that acquires the stock of another corporation ("Target") for less than (or more than) the historic cost of Target's assets.
First, section 355, which provides an exception to the repeal of the General Utilities doctrine, was intended to permit tax-free restructurings of several businesses among existing shareholders.(52) When new shareholders acquire some or all of either the distributing or controlled corporation, the transaction no longer looks like a mere restructuring, but rather like a sale of a business.(53) A few highly publicized transactions -- such as Viacom's spin-off of its cable company to TCI, General Motors' sale of Hughes Electronics to Raytheon, and Walt Disney's sale of its newspaper properties to Knight-Ridder -- contained features that caused the transaction to more closely resemble a sale.
Randolph and Gem err, however, by applying the same mathematical modifications to the transmission efficiency by which larvae acquire spirochetes from a persistently infected host (3).
In addition, if the exercise price is lent on a nonrecourse basis secured only by the shares acquired, there may, depending on the circumstances, be some uncertainty over whether the employee has in substance purchased the shares pursuant to the ISO or merely entered into an option to acquire the shares upon payment of the purported debt.(29)