requisition

noun
req·​ui·​si·​tion | \ ˌre-kwə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce requisition (audio) \

Definition of requisition

1a : the act of formally requiring or calling upon someone to perform an action
b : a formal demand made by one nation upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice
2a : the act of requiring something to be furnished
b : a demand or application made usually with authority: such as
(1) : a demand made by military authorities upon civilians for supplies or other needs
(2) : a written request for something authorized but not made available automatically
3 : the state of being in demand or use

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Requisition was originally a noun but is now probably more common as a verb. So we either can speak of sending our office's purchasing department a requisition for computers, or of requisitioning more computers from the department. The word has an official sound to it. However, one of Hollywood's bittersweet love stories begins when Omar Sharif, playing a World War II freedom fighter, says to Ingrid Bergman, who is the owner of a stately old yellow Rolls Royce, "I've come to requisition your car".

Examples of requisition in a Sentence

a brand-new, top-notch computer was the new science teacher's first requisition
Recent Examples on the Web An airman quoted in the UPI article says that a toilet seat cover requisition can take up to a year to fill. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The USAF's First Certified 3D-Printed Part Is a Toilet Seat Cover," 21 Aug. 2019 The process of moving supplies to England was gauged by the general timetable, radioed requisitions from supply officers in England, and the availability of ships. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 Prospective candidates can go to humana.com/careers and search for requisition number R-218859 to apply. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Humana is hiring hundreds of seasonal employees in Louisville for Medicare open enrollment," 2 July 2019 Related Coverage The team can assign the 800,000 orders made each year to categories such as operating company or individual department or person who raised the requisition. Tatyana Shumsky, WSJ, "Vodafone Supercharges Its Procurement With Automation, AI," 28 June 2019 The process of moving supplies to England was gauged by the general timetable, radioed requisitions from supply officers in England, and the availability of ships. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 The process of moving supplies to England was gauged by the general timetable, radioed requisitions from supply officers in England, and the availability of ships. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 He was charged by requisition and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Jan. 9, the SFO said. Samuel Rubenfeld, WSJ, "Former Alstom Power Executive Sentenced to Prison in U.K.," 21 Dec. 2018 After-hours, armed with standard-issue No. 2 pencils and a stack of pilfered requisition forms, Foy started laying out his extraordinary visions. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Gray Foy, a Master Precisionist Who Presided Over Legendary Salons, Gets a Turn in the Spotlight," 16 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of requisition

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for requisition

Middle English requisicion, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French requisition, from Medieval Latin requisition-, requisitio, from Latin, act of searching, from requirere

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requisition

noun
req·​ui·​si·​tion | \ ˌre-kwə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce requisition (audio) \

Legal Definition of requisition

1 : the taking of property by a public authority for a public use : the exercise of the power of eminent domain
2 : a formal demand made by one international jurisdiction (as a nation) upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice in accordance with an extradition treaty

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