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requisition

[rek-wuh-zish-uh n] /ˌrɛk wəˈzɪʃ ən/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin requīsītiōn- (stem of requīsītiō) a searching, equivalent to Latin requīsīt(us) requisite + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
requisitionary, adjective
requisitionist, requisitioner, noun
nonrequisition, noun
unrequisitioned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for requisitioning

requisition

/ˌrɛkwɪˈzɪʃən/
noun
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
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
requisitionary, adjective
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Word Origin and History for requisitioning

requisition

n.

c.1400, from Old French requisicion (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin requisitionem (nominative requisitio) "a searching," from past participle stem of requirere (see require).

v.

1837, from requisition (n.). Related: Requisitioned; requisitioning.

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