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Examples of requisite in a Sentence
this new CD is the requisite album of the year for classical music lovers
Recent Examples of requisite from the Web
Young also understood that playing in the Orlando, Fla., summer league was a requisite for his career.
In the can: The requisite fruit flavors of the modern IPA are in abundance and lean in the apricot-mango direction.
Bosco (Alveru) has the typical life of a wealthy Madrid family offspring, living in a huge house in the outskirts, going out with flighty, attractive Paula (Clara Alvarado), and studying for the requisite MBA.
The park opened without the requisite inspection and water testing mandated by state statute and also did not have paperwork to reflect that employees were checking water samples, according to June 19 inspection report, among other infractions.
Brafman intends to argue in court that Shkreli lacked the requisite criminal intent to defraud investors and relied on his trusted counsel, Greebel.
One-story uses do not allow for a sufficient mix of uses and density to drive a requisite amount of traffic to sustain a place.
Freeing up the requisite room to pursue a high-impact player might now mean trading off a perfectly useful one.
The draft is the ultimate night for draft prospects and Kennard expressed the requisite excitement.
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Ask Us About requisite
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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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