[dee-rek-wuh-zish-uh n]British


a freeing of requisitioned property, especially from military to civilian control.

verb (used without object)

to free requisitioned property.

verb (used with object)

to return (something that has been requisitioned by the military) to civilian control.

Origin of derequisition

First recorded in 1940–45; de- + requisition Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for derequisition



(tr) to release from military to civilian use
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