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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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British Dictionary definitions for requisiteness

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 requisiteness
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 requisiteness

requisite

adj.

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

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