n.1.Want of acquaintance; the state of being unacquainted.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In List of Names, 1990-, a wall text in which the name of every person Gordon has known in his life appears, what is thematized is a constantly fluctuating limit between acquaintance and nonacquaintance: the "not yet" of the future acquaintance and the "no longer" of the forgotten one.
(141) Despite the fact that the petitioner had not raised a promiscuity defense, Justice Blackmun identified the "[p]etitioner's and Sharon's nonacquaintance with each other before the incident; their drinking, their withdrawal from the others of the group; their foreplay ..." as factors particularly relevant to the petitioner's case.