the act of requiring or demanding.
a demand made.
an authoritative or formal demand for something to be done, given, supplied, etc.: The general issued a requisition to the townspeople for eight trucks.
a written request or order for something, as supplies.
the form on which such an order is drawn up.
the state of being required for use or called into service: to put something in requisition.
a requirement or essential condition.
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.
- req·ui·si·tion·ar·y, adjective
- req·ui·si·tion·ist, req·ui·si·tion·er, noun
- non·req·ui·si·tion, noun
- un·req·ui·si·tioned, adjective
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How to use requisition in a sentence
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A diverse number of menaces soon began to claim estates, mainly related to war requisition.The Sad Fate of ‘Downton Abbey’ Estates: ‘Felling the Ancient Oaks’ | Anthony Paletta | June 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The gentleman's hat was soon in requisition, and he left with the impression that 'great is the truth, and it will prevail.'The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
He had also been allowed to draw by requisition fifty days' rations, a box of ammunition, and four mules.Overland | John William De Forest
One of the medical officers went to make a requisition for hospital accommodation, and got through the business very well.The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
He had promised the King that with four regiments he would play the lion, and troops beyond his requisition were hourly expected.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
They drove down to the sawmill, delivered their requisition, and had their wagon loaded with newly-sawn plank.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6) | John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for requisition
a request or demand, esp an authoritative or formal one
an official form on which such a demand is made
the act of taking something over, esp temporarily for military or public use in time of emergency
a necessary or essential condition; requisite
a formal request by one government to another for the surrender of a fugitive from justice
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
- requisitionary, adjective
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