requisite

[rek-wuh-zit]

adjective

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

noun

something requisite; a necessary quality, thing, etc.

Origin of requisite

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin requīsītus past participle of requīrere to seek; see require, -ite2
Related formsreq·ui·site·ly, adverbreq·ui·site·ness, nounnon·req·ui·site, adjective, nounnon·req·ui·site·ly, adverbnon·req·ui·site·ness, nounun·req·ui·site, adjectiveun·req·ui·site·ly, adverbun·req·ui·site·ness, noun

Synonyms for requisite

1. needed, needful. See necessary. 2. necessity. See requirement.

Antonyms for requisite

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requisite

adjective

absolutely essential; indispensable

noun

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 requisites

requisite

adj.

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

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