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Monday, July 16, 2012

requisition

\rek-wuh-ZISH-uhn\ , noun;
1.
A demand made.
2.
The act of requiring or demanding.
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.
verb:
1.
To require or take for use; press into service.
2.
To demand or take, as by authority, for military purposes, public needs, etc.: to requisition supplies.
Quotes:
But I have a friend of my own kidney who has often served me before, and I am going to make a requisition on him for this especial business.
-- Timothy Shay Arthur, Bell Martin
Do you have the requisition for the special lecturer?
-- Ayn Rand, We the Living
Origin:
Requisition comes from the Latin word requīsītiōn meaning "a searching."
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