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Examples of requisite in a sentence
this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers
Did You Know?
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
First Known Use: 15th century
REQUISITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of requisite for English Language Learners
: needed for a particular purpose
REQUISITE Defined for Kids
Definition of requisite for Students
: needed for reaching a goal or achieving a purpose requisite skills
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