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requisite

[rek-wuh-zit] /ˈrɛk wə zɪt/
adjective
1.
required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable:
the requisite skills of an engineer.
noun
2.
something requisite; a necessary quality, thing, etc.
Origin of requisite
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin requīsītus past participle of requīrere to seek; see require, -ite2
Related forms
requisitely, adverb
requisiteness, noun
nonrequisite, adjective, noun
nonrequisitely, adverb
nonrequisiteness, noun
unrequisite, adjective
unrequisitely, adverb
unrequisiteness, noun
Synonyms
1. needed, needful. See necessary. 2. necessity. See requirement.
Antonyms
1. dispensable. 2. luxury.
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  • If the teachers have not the requisite knowledge now, let it at once be acquired.

  • There is a small kitchen for cooking the meals for the cats, and this is fitted with every requisite.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • But Dante's egotism goes rather further than was requisite, so that the transcendental insight might not fail in his philosophy.

    Three Philosophical Poets George Santayana
  • A weight of from 40 to 80 pounds is needed to produce the requisite pressure.

  • Before assignment to submarine duty, too, a special course of training is requisite.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
British Dictionary definitions for requisite

requisite

/ˈrɛkwɪzɪt/
adjective
1.
absolutely essential; indispensable
noun
2.
something indispensable; necessity
Derived Forms
requisitely, adverb
requisiteness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin requisītus sought after, from requīrere to seek for, require
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Contemporary definitions for requisite
adjective

required, necessary; indispensable

noun

something required, necessary, or indispensable

Word Origin

Latin requirere 'to need'

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Word Origin and History for requisite
adj.

mid-15c., from Latin requisitus, past participle of requirere (see require). As a noun from c.1600.

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