need-be

noun
plural -s

Definition of need-be

archaic
: a necessary reason : necessity

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History and Etymology for need-be

from the phrase need be, from need entry 3 + be, verb

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“Need-be.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/need-be. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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