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Examples of requisite in a Sentence
this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers
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In each of the seven cases, staff at the state Elections Bureau determined that the candidates lacked the requisite 1,000 valid signatures from people registered to vote and living in their districts required on nominating petitions.
That means that the diamonds had to be formed toward the center of an object large enough to produce the requisite amount of pressure and heat.
There’s plenty of profanity, unexpected nudity played for laughs, a heaping helping of gross-out humor, and a requisite amount of heart and sweetness in the finale.
Residents can still take part in the second session, as part one is not a pre-requisite for part two.
So somewhere between Domino Park and Hillsong Church, Bieber decided Hailey was the one, and spent the requisite $500,000 to prove it.
Gardens changed style to attempt to meet the evolving views of the beautiful, the picturesque or the sublime, with its requisite elements of awe and terror.
Newton had a match-winning performance, minus his teammates supplying the requisite goal.
In fact, a good attitude is requisite when coming back from major injury.
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Acquiring an understanding of where requisite comes from won't require a formal inquiry. Without question, the quest begins with Latin quaerere, which means "to ask" and is an ancestor of a number of English words, including acquire, require, inquiry, question, quest, and, of course, requisite. From quaerere came requirere, meaning "to ask again." Repeated requests can express a need, and the past participle of requirere, which is requisitus, came to mean "needed" or "necessary." The English language acquired requisite when it was adopted into Middle English back in the 1400s.
of the essence;
REQUISITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of requisite for English Language Learners
: needed for a particular purpose
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