Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A formal written request for something needed.
  • noun A necessity; a requirement.
  • noun The state or condition of being needed or put into service.
  • noun Law A formal request of one government to another demanding the return of a criminal or fugitive.
  • transitive verb To demand, as for military needs.
  • transitive verb To make demands of.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In Scots law, a demand made by a creditor that a debt be paid or an obligation fulfilled.
  • noun A written call or invitation: as, a requisition for a public meeting.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make a reqisition on or for.
  • transitive verb engraving To present a requisition to; to summon request.
  • noun The act of requiring, as of right; a demand or application made as by authority.
  • noun (International Law) A formal demand made by one state or government upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice.
  • noun (Law) A notarial demand of a debt.
  • noun (Mil.) A demand by the invader upon the people of an invaded country for supplies, as of provision, forage, transportation, etc.
  • noun A formal application by one officer to another for things needed in the public service.
  • noun That which is required by authority; especially, a quota of supplies or necessaries.
  • noun engraving A written or normal call; an invitation; a summons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A request for something, especially a formal written request on a pre-printed form.
  • noun A requirement.
  • verb transitive To demand something, especially for a military need of personnel, supplies or transport.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized
  • verb make a formal request for official services
  • noun 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
  • noun an official form on which a request in made
  • verb demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin. Surface analysis is requisite +‎ -tion.

Examples

  • The Director of Selective Service shall, upon receipt of a call or requisition from the Secretary of Defense, allocate such call or requisition among the several States.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 10292

  • The Director of Selective Service shall, upon receipt of a special call or requisition from the Secretary of Defense, allocate such call or requisition among the several States.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 10167

  • The Director of Selective Service shall, upon receipt of a call or requisition from the Secretary of Defense, allocate such call or requisition among the several States.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 10001

  • We were situated nearly two miles from the village church, and, consequently, the family carriage was put in requisition every Sunday morning, and sometimes oftener.

    Agnes Grey

  • And from hence, a hundred years ago, the Indian took away the same articles as are in requisition to-day, except that the make of guns has changed, although powder and ball are still used instead of cartridges.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Scouts and a litter were soon in requisition, and the official examination resulted in the verdict he had foreseen: death from that type of plague which lays a sudden grasp on the breaking heart ....

    Love and Life Behind the Purdah

  • Whilst the people who came running to see what was the matter were going about looking for 'eau de Cologne' and 'smelling-salts,' and all the things in requisition at such times, the sister who had been asleep chanced to look towards the press, and saw the head of a woman, without eyes, grinning and nodding at her; she was clothed in grey.

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • But Fleda represented that the services of Philetus were just then in requisition, and that there would be no sap brought home till to-morrow.

    Queechy

  • I have put all my friends in requisition to do something for this man; his name I could not make out, it is either Soutet or Boutet. nothing would give me more pleasure than the procuring him his exchange, or even receiving him here if he can get out upon parole.

    Letter 231

  • The resignation of the MP is compelled by a legally binding "requisition" - not a supplicatory "petition" - which starts with words along these line::

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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