requisition

[rek-wuh-zish-uh n]
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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.

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 requisitioner

requisition

noun

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

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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Word Origin and History for requisitioner
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