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: containing or constituting a requisition : making a requisition
a requisitory letter


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plural -es
: the formal demand made in French law by the public prosecutor for the punishment of an accused person on the charges stated

Word History



Middle English requisitorie, from Medieval Latin requisitorius, from Latin requisitus (past participle of requirere to need, seek for, inquire after) + -orius -ory


modification (influenced by requisitory entry 1) of French réquisitoire, from Middle French requisitoire, from requisitoire, adjective, requisitory, from Medieval Latin requisitorius

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“Requisitory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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