- 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
Examples from the Web for requisitioning
They would consider the notion of requisitioning the royal train as absurd.William at Thirty
June 21, 2012
On the other hand all requisitioning on the part of the Germans was to cease.The Franco-German War of 1870-71
Count Helmuth, von Moltke
Requisitioning a clever craftsman in picture-restoring, he submitted the treasure to him.Balzac
This officer remained at Korčula, requisitioning houses and hoisting as many Italian flags as he could.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
"That is why I have my personal sky-buggy all ready to go instead of requisitioning an official vehicle," he said.The Big Fix
George Oliver Smith
In requisitioning the $300,000 we had stated that we would call for it piecemeal, as had been our custom in the past.My Adventures with Your Money
George Graham Rice
- 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
Word Origin and History for requisitioning
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.