plural requesters
: one who makes a request : one who asks something of another
But in Washington state, filing a public records request can put the requester at legal risk of being named in a lawsuit should someone else not want the records to be made public.North Coast Journal
"You appear to me, Mr. Darcy, to allow nothing for the influence of friendship and affection. A regard for the requester would often make one readily yield to a request without waiting for arguments to reason one into it."Jane Austen

Examples of requester in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The information was published on the requester’s website for up to three hours on Tuesday afternoon before it was spotted and removed. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2023 Match verified, Schroeder turns to digitize the DD214 on a flatbed scanner so a copy can be sent to the requester. Megan Greenwell, WIRED, 27 June 2023 An increasing number of requesters have turned to the courts for help in prying records loose in a timely manner. Lewis Kamb, NBC News, 1 Aug. 2023 New Senate Republican earmark requesters are angling to fill the shoes left by the retirements of four longtime senators heavily involved in bringing federal dollars back home, including the chamber’s top two individual earmarkers during the last appropriations cycle. Aidan Quigley, al, 17 May 2023 Instead, the Republican measure would lift those limits and allow requesters of public records to recover attorney's fees if a judge determines the requester's lawsuit was a substantial factor in the records' release. Molly Beck, Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2023 The next largest requester was Representative Stephen Lynch of Boston, who asked for almost $50 million and got $30 million into the draft. Globe Staff,, 24 Nov. 2022 San Francisco has shelters, but the requester said their friend had trouble communicating with the staff and has a hard time being around people who used drugs, among other issues. Wes Davis, The Verge, 14 June 2023 The public officer could ask the requester to narrow the scope of the request in certain circumstance. Mike Cason |, al, 26 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1564, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of requester was in 1564

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“Requester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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