requisition


req·ui·si·tion

noun \ˌre-kwə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of REQUISITION

1
a :  the act of formally requiring or calling upon someone to perform an action
b :  a formal demand made by one nation upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice
2
a :  the act of requiring something to be furnished
b :  a demand or application made usually with authority: as
(1) :  a demand made by military authorities upon civilians for supplies or other needs (2) :  a written request for something authorized but not made available automatically
3
:  the state of being in demand or use
requisition transitive verb

Examples of REQUISITION

  1. <a brand-new, top-notch computer was the new science teacher's first requisition>

Origin of REQUISITION

Middle English requisicion, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French requisition, from Medieval Latin requisition-, requisitio, from Latin, act of searching, from requirere
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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