- Having purchased or otherwise obtained title, ownership, or possession, including, in the absence of a statutory restriction upon the meaning, a taking by descent, 3 Arn J2d Aliens § 31. Having obtained possession under a lease. State ex rel. Cole v District Court, 79 Mont 1, 254 11 863. The status of property as separate or community property is fixed as of the time when it is "acquired," the word contemplating the inception of the title and not its subsequent perfection. 15 Am J2d Community Prop § 22. In a statute providing that all property acquired after marriage by either husband or wife, with specified exceptions, shall be community property, the word "acquired" was not used in an all-comprehensive sense, but in a more restricted sense embracing wages, salaries, earnings, or other property acquired through the toil, talent, or other productive faculty of either spouse, and did not include compensation for injuries to the person arising from violation of right of personal security. Nelson v American Employers' Ins. Co. 258 Wis 252, 45 NW2d 681, 22 ALR2d 1244.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.