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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
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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  • requisite or requirement, the thing required: requisition, the act of requiring it.
  • He has the first requisite of a critic: interest in his subject, and ability to communicate an interest in it.
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

Word Origin

Latin requirere 'to need'

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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