- required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable: the requisite skills of an engineer.
- something requisite; a necessary quality, thing, etc.
Origin of requisite
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Examples from the Web for requisites
The first of all requisites for human sustenance is Bread, which with great propriety is denominated 'the staff of life.'
Without the first two requisites, however, this last is worth little.Rural Life and the Rural School
Hicksley is also to provide all requisites for private theatricals.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
The first requisites are some sheets of strong, tough paper, brown and coloured.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
That finished him for he said he could see I had all the requisites for a good wife, "Industry and noise."Old Rail Fence Corners
- absolutely essential; indispensable
- something indispensable; necessity
C15: from Latin requisītus sought after, from requīrere to seek for, require
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Word Origin and History for requisites
mid-15c., from Latin requisitus, past participle of requirere (see require). As a noun from c.1600.
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