Word of the Day Archive
Monday July 16, 2012
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.
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.
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
Requisition comes from the Latin word requīsītiōn meaning "a searching."