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Pronunciation: (ub-tān'), [key]
v.t.
1. to come into possession of; get, acquire, or procure, as through an effort or by a request: to obtain permission; to obtain a better income.
2. Obs.to attain or reach.

v.i.
1. to be prevalent, customary, or in vogue; prevail: the morals that obtained in Rome.
2. Archaic.to succeed.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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