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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or characteristic of being in need; neediness.
  • n. A circumstance or event which is necessary or unavoidable, especially because it is a requirement of a social role or natural state of affairs.
  • n. Necessity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Necessitousness; want.
  • n. Necessary connection or relation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sacred obligation of family or friendship; a tie or bond of relationship or intimacy.

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