What does the word acquisition mean?

Usage examples for acquisition

  1. To say so much, however, is not to admit that there is any justification for thinking that the acquisition of dominion furnished a direct motive for the expedition. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  2. He was a most desirable sort of acquisition; for he was a friend who could come to the house at any time, and yet he, himself, had done all sorts of exciting things. – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer