follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for requisitely

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for requisitely
requisite
1472, from L. requisitus, pp. of requirere (see require). The noun requisition is attested from 1503, from O.Fr. requisition, from L. requisitionem (nom. requisitio) "a searching," from requisitus; the verb is recorded from 1837.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for requisite

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for requisitely

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends