noun, plural de·sid·er·a·ta [dih-sid-uh-rey-tuh, -rah-, -zid-]. /dɪˌsɪd əˈreɪ tə, -ˈrɑ-, -ˌzɪd-/.
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In other words, the insurance industry is calling for that great progressive desideratum: a huge, global public-works program.
The greatest desideratum of fiscal hawks is for the government to take in as much money as it spends.
To produce and to sell securities in the greatest possible quantity—that was the desideratum.'
Now this expedience is the desideratum to be sought, either without the experience of means, or with that experience.
If there be a moral, a political equality, this is the desideratum in our Constitution, and in every Constitution in the world.
Fine binding is a desideratum, and, for its cost, that of the Procrustes could not be improved upon.
But this would not hinder the new experiment from becoming insignificant in its turn and giving place to a new desideratum.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
Scarcely any of these are now out of employment; and we are in possession of his desideratum.