from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A formal written request for something needed.
- n. A necessity; a requirement.
- n. The state or condition of being needed or put into service.
- n. Law A formal request of one government to another demanding the return of a criminal or fugitive.
- transitive v. To demand, as for military needs.
- transitive v. To make demands of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A request for something, especially a formal written request on a pre-printed form.
- n. A requirement.
- v. To demand something, especially for a military need of personnel, supplies or transport.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of requiring, as of right; a demand or application made as by authority.
- n. A formal demand made by one state or government upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice.
- n. A notarial demand of a debt.
- n. A demand by the invader upon the people of an invaded country for supplies, as of provision, forage, transportation, etc.
- n. A formal application by one officer to another for things needed in the public service.
- n. That which is required by authority; especially, a quota of supplies or necessaries.
- n. A written or normal call; an invitation; a summons.
- transitive v. To make a reqisition on or for.
- transitive v. To present a requisition to; to summon request.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of requiring; demand; specifically, the demand made by one state upon another for the giving up of a fugitive from law; also, an authoritative demand or official request for a supply of necessaries, as for a military or naval force: a levying of necessaries by hostile troops from the people in whose country they are.
- n. In Scots law, a demand made by a creditor that a debt be paid or an obligation fulfilled.
- n. A written call or invitation: as, a requisition for a public meeting.
- n. The state of being required or desired; request; demand.
- To make a requisition or demand upon: as, to requisition a community for the support of troops.
- To demand, as for the use of an army or the public service; also, to get on demanding; seize.
- To present a requisition or request to: as, to requisition a person to become a candidate for a seat in Parliament.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized
- v. make a formal request for official services
- n. the act of requiring; an authoritative request or demand, especially by a military or public authority that takes something over (usually temporarily) for military or public use
- n. an official form on which a request in made
- v. demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service
Latin. Surface analysis is requisite + -tion. (Wiktionary)