required

adjective
re·​quired | \ ri-ˈkwī(-ə)rd How to pronounce required (audio) \

Definition of required

: stipulated as necessary to be done, made, or provided required reading required monthly payments submit the required proof of identification Uninsured motorists insurance is a required coverage in several states (and strongly encouraged in others) in all auto policies.— Robert I. Mehr

First Known Use of required

1540, in the meaning defined above

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“Required.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/required. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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