requisition

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

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.

Nearby words

  1. require,
  2. required,
  3. requirement,
  4. requisite,
  5. requisitely,
  6. requisitioner,
  7. requital,
  8. requite,
  9. reradiation,
  10. 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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British Dictionary definitions for requisition

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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