[ rek-wuh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌrɛk wəˈzɪʃ ən /
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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.
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.
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Origin of requisition
OTHER WORDS FROM requisitionreq·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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How to use requisition in a sentence
"Paid and carried away a horse," wrote one requisitioner who had but paid with lies.Six Women and the Invasion|Gabrielle Yerta
British Dictionary definitions for requisition
/ (ˌrɛkwɪˈzɪʃən) /
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
Derived forms of requisitionrequisitionary, adjective
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