requisite

adjective req·ui·site \ ˈre-kwə-zət \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of requisite

requisite

noun

requisiteness

noun

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Examples of requisite in a Sentence

  1. this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers

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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.

Origin and Etymology of requisite

Middle English, from Latin requisitus, past participle of requirere


REQUISITE Defined for English Language Learners

requisite

adjective

Definition of requisite for English Language Learners

  • : needed for a particular purpose


REQUISITE Defined for Kids

1

requisite

adjective req·ui·site \ ˈre-kwə-zət \

Definition of requisite for Students

: needed for reaching a goal or achieving a purpose
  • requisite skills

2

requisite

noun

Definition of requisite for Students

: requirement
  • Previous experience is a requisite.


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