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requisition

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noun req·ui·si·tion \ˌre-kwə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of requisition

  1. 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. 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. 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



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