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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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  • Liquid water is considered to be one of the key requisites for life.
  • Perhaps stricter pre-requisites should be formulated and applied before a filing can be entertained.
  • But in education, various books and implements are not the great requisites, but a high order of teachers.
  • It was that personal character and initiative are the prime requisites in political and social life.
  • On the radio it is the fast-talk provisos, conditions and requisites.
  • Prime requisites of a good plant location are nearness to raw materials and an adequate supply of labor.
  • Street function requisites vary based on the type and scope of the event.
  • The co-requisites may be taken during first two quarters of program, in addition to units required for degree.
  • Both courses will earn three academic credits each and are stand-alone courses with no pre-requisites.
British Dictionary definitions for requisites

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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Word Origin and History for requisites

requisite

adj.

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

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