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requisition

[ rek-wuh-zish-uh n ]
/ ˌrɛk wəˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to require or take for use; press into service.
to demand or take, as by authority, for military purposes, public needs, etc.: to requisition supplies.

RELATED WORDS

request, seizure, summons, appropriation, call, occupation, takeover, claim, buy, require, solicit, demand, challenge, postulate, exact, order

Nearby words

require, required, requirement, requisite, requisitely, requisition, requisitioner, requital, requite, reradiation, rerailing

Origin of requisition

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin requīsītiōn- (stem of requīsītiō) a searching, equivalent to Latin requīsīt(us) requisite + -iōn- -ion
Related formsreq·ui·si·tion·ar·y, adjectivereq·ui·si·tion·ist, req·ui·si·tion·er, nounnon·req·ui·si·tion, nounun·req·ui·si·tioned, adjective
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requisition

/ (ˌrɛkwɪˈzɪʃən) /

noun

verb (tr)

to demand and take for use or service, esp by military or public authority
(may take an infinitive) to require (someone) formally to do (something)to requisition a soldier to drive a staff officer's car
Derived Formsrequisitionary, adjective
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