requisitioners

requisition

[rek-wuh-zish-uhn]
noun
1.
the act of requiring or demanding.
2.
a demand made.
3.
an authoritative or formal demand for something to be done, given, supplied, etc.: The general issued a requisition to the townspeople for eight trucks.
4.
a written request or order for something, as supplies.
5.
the form on which such an order is drawn up.
6.
the state of being required for use or called into service: to put something in requisition.
7.
a requirement or essential condition.
verb (used with object)
8.
to require or take for use; press into service.
9.
to demand or take, as by authority, for military purposes, public needs, etc.: to requisition supplies.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin requīsītiōn- (stem of requīsītiō) a searching, equivalent to Latin requīsīt(us) requisite + -iōn- -ion

requisitionary, adjective
requisitionist, requisitioner, noun
nonrequisition, noun
unrequisitioned, adjective
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requisition (ˌrɛkwɪˈzɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a request or demand, esp an authoritative or formal one
2.  an official form on which such a demand is made
3.  the act of taking something over, esp temporarily for military or public use in time of emergency
4.  a necessary or essential condition; requisite
5.  a formal request by one government to another for the surrender of a fugitive from justice
 
vb
6.  to demand and take for use or service, esp by military or public authority
7.  (may take an infinitive) to require (someone) formally to do (something): to requisition a soldier to drive a staff officer's car
 
requi'sitionary
 
adj

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