- 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.
Origin of requisition
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Historical Examples of requisitioner
"Paid and carried away a horse," wrote one requisitioner who had but paid with lies.Six Women and the Invasion
- 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
1877, agent noun from requisition (v.). Earlier was requisitionist (1819).
c.1400, from Old French requisicion (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin requisitionem (nominative requisitio) "a searching," from past participle stem of requirere (see require).
1837, from requisition (n.). Related: Requisitioned; requisitioning.