Definition of 'acquisitive'
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Judges will be encouraged to hand out shorter sentences for acquisitive crimes such as burglary and theft. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The deal is the second this month by the acquisitive Icelandic group. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What we are dealing with is serious acquisitive crime - the basis for which is money. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All are so-called acquisitive crimes linked to economic hard times. The Sun (2009)Other acquisitive crimes such as credit-card fraud and internet scams were also rising but were often not reported to the police. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The West was an acquisitive society. Somewhere East of Life (1994)The company had an acquisitive 2011, but the supply of large deals has dried up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He said yesterday: 'I am looking forward to working with such an acquisitive company. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Officials said that there had been a notable and surprising drop in acquisitive crimes, including burglary, theft and fraud. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Used Occasionally. acquisitive is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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