before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English nedes, from Old English nēdes, from genitive of nēd need
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“Needs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/needs. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.
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