[ rek-wuh-zit ]
/ ˈrɛk wə zɪt /


required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable: the requisite skills of an engineer.


something requisite; a necessary quality, thing, etc.

Nearby words

  1. requiescat,
  2. requiescat in pace,
  3. require,
  4. required,
  5. requirement,
  6. requisitely,
  7. requisition,
  8. requisitioner,
  9. requital,
  10. requite

Origin of requisite

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin requīsītus past participle of requīrere to seek; see require, -ite2

SYNONYMS FOR requisite
1. needed, needful. See necessary. 2. necessity. See requirement.

ANTONYMS FOR requisite

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British Dictionary definitions for non-requisite


/ (ˈrɛkwɪzɪt) /


absolutely essential; indispensable


something indispensable; necessity
Derived Formsrequisitely, adverbrequisiteness, noun

Word Origin for requisite

C15: from Latin requisītus sought after, from requīrere to seek for, require

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Word Origin and History for non-requisite



mid-15c., from Latin requisitus, past participle of requirere (see require). As a noun from c.1600.

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