• WordNet 3.6
    • v requisition make a formal request for official services
    • v requisition demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service
    • n requisition seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized
    • n requisition an official form on which a request in made "first you have to fill out the requisition"
    • n requisition the act of requiring; an authoritative request or demand, especially by a military or public authority that takes something over (usually temporarily) for military or public use
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Requisition A demand by the invader upon the people of an invaded country for supplies, as of provision, forage, transportation, etc.
    • Requisition A formal application by one officer to another for things needed in the public service; as, a requisition for clothing, troops, or money.
    • Requisition A formal demand made by one state or government upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice.
    • Requisition A notarial demand of a debt.
    • Requisition A written or normal call; an invitation; a summons; as, a reqisition for a public meeting.
    • Requisition That which is required by authority; especially, a quota of supplies or necessaries.
    • Requisition The act of requiring, as of right; a demand or application made as by authority.
    • Requisition To make a reqisition on or for; as, to requisition a district for forage; to requisition troops.
    • Requisition To present a requisition to; to summon request; as, to requisition a person to be a candidate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n requisition The act of requiring; demand; specifically, the demand made by one state upon another for the giving up of a fugitive from law; also, an authoritative demand or official request for a supply of necessaries, as for a military or naval force: a levying of necessaries by hostile troops from the people in whose country they are.
    • n requisition In Scots law, a demand made by a creditor that a debt be paid or an obligation fulfilled.
    • n requisition A written call or invitation: as, a requisition for a public meeting.
    • n requisition The state of being required or desired; request; demand.
    • requisition To make a requisition or demand upon: as, to requisition a community for the support of troops.
    • requisition To demand, as for the use of an army or the public service; also, to get on demanding; seize.
    • requisition To present a requisition or request to: as, to requisition a person to become a candidate for a seat in Parliament.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Requisition the act of requiring: an application—for a public meeting, for a person to become a candidate for Parliament, &c.: a demand, as for necessaries for a military force: a written request or invitation
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  • Thomas A. Edison
    “The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.”
  • Stanislaw J. Lec
    Stanislaw J. Lec
    “The first requisite for immortality is death.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. réquisition, L. requisitio, a searching


In literature:

Have you the requisite knowledge for it?
"Piano and Song" by Friedrich Wieck
Under this new aspect, it will be requisite to submit the question to a new examination.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
All the firmness of the human mind is now in a state of requisition.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Now Mr. Searles, what is the fourth requisite?
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
This is the revelation which Christ declares to us as the one first requisite of the Christian life.
"Sermons at Rugby" by John Percival
At Vinantes we "requisitioned" a car, some chickens, and a pair of boots.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
They were foolish in so far as they had entered a matrimonial partnership without the preliminary requisite of love.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
Requisite = necesa, bezona.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
The first requisite is a straight section of the branch of some tree.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
The first requisite, therefore, of material gathered in such a manner is that it be reproduced exactly as first delivered.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Since then some changes have been seen in your domestic arrangements, and you have had the money requisite to start a newspaper.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
Presently the door opened, and everybody's eyes, as well as ears, were in requisition, though there was only a card to exercise them on.
"A Canadian Heroine" by Mrs. Harry Coghill
Trees were requisitioned for the punishment, and I have seen as many as three men undergoing the sentence simultaneously.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
Was it in consequence of any requisition from him, or of any previous agreement, or of any established usage?
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Constant watchfulness is requisite, in order to keep them healthy and in good plight.
"Sheep, Swine, and Poultry" by Robert Jennings
In the formation of character, it is indispensably requisite.
"The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness" by Cecil B. Hartley
Recourse to stronger measures was evidently requisite, and he announced that all who were obstinate should be burned.
"A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II" by Henry Charles Lea
Therefore the first requisite is to arrest attention.
"Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon" by Walter Adeney
She found "not a basin, nor a towel, nor a bit of soap, nor a broom," and instantly requisitioned 300 scrubbing brushes.
"The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2" by Edward Tyas Cook
The second requisite would seem to be food, but it seems as if only a few can eat the gruel more than once a day.
"Glimpses into the Abyss" by Mary Higgs

In poetry:

Shou'd we provisions for our journey lack,
Oil for our lamps, or requisite array;
Pale death will not permit us to go back,
Nor, if we loiter, for our coming stay:
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
Although it be so requisite a thing,
But few among so many millions join
(How few, alas!) their grateful thanks to bring,
And praise thy goodness for the gift divine?
"A Thanksgiving For Fire, Warmth, &c. " by Rees Prichard
Christ is himself the whole that's requisite,
(To save our souls) in the Almighty's sight:
For nought can to the Deity atone
For the lost souls of men, but Christ alone.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
Four things are absolutely requisite,
For ev'ry one that wou'd receive aright —
True Christian faith — Repentance unconfin'd —
Love universal — and a thankful mind.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
Her shadow restores the grass's green
Where the sun had gilded it;
The air has given her copper hair
The sanguine that was requisite.
Whatever her flaws, my lady
Has no fault in her young body.
"Fiametta" by John Peale Bishop
And I loved, that I might ever in my bosom bear a treasure
Strong to ransom life from sorrow, strong to furnish it with joy;
So I sought with keenest insight--neither small nor scant the
To content my requisition--purest gold without alloy.
"Retrospection" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

It was my rebellion from the requisite scales and serious music demanded by my teacher.
AppSense User Virtualization has built-in wizards and best-practice templates designed to reduce time and requisite knowledge for deployment.
The sedan has the requisite sparkle and performance, but feels like a luxury car wrapped around an economy powertrain.
Civility — respect for the opinions and needs of others — is a requisite for a healthy democracy.
Civility -- respect for the opinions and needs of others -- is a requisite for a healthy democracy.
OCI will likely work with other companies to create the balance of the requisite 800 permanent jobs here.
Smith's rock band and, at last, the requisite appearance of delegates in silly hats.
While the bagels are ridiculously large, they're requisitely chewy and dense.
Most dorm room s are already furnished, but those looking to reduce clutter might swipe out the requisite desk with something like this wall-mounted workstation from German design firm Jonas and Jonas.
Longing for a fairy-tale wedding but lacking the requisite castle.
Civility -- respect for the opinions and needs of others -- is a requisite for a healthy democracy.
WASHINGTON --Theatrics for Jamie Dimon's day on Capitol Hill began according to the script for high-profile Washington hearings, with requisite heckling from protesters.
This just leaves us with a requisite visit to the HoJo's in Bangor, Maine, which is reportedly on the block.
It's another busy Fourth of July in Major League Soccer history, with five games around the league, including this evening's Galaxy-Philadelphia clash -- with the requisite fireworks to follow -- out at Home Depot Center.
SCUBA Dive Certification Pre-Requisite Class Rec.

In science:

If b(w) = 1 then we move w to Z0 and make the requisite changes due to the loss of other edges incident with w.
An almost linear time algorithm for finding Hamilton cycles in sparse random graphs with minimum degree at least three
In this section, we give the requisite results from the theory of U-statistics needed to prove asymptotic normality of XN and ZN stated in the introduction.
A central limit theorem for projections of the cube
Thus, the rough tail asymptotics can be obtained under the minimum requisites.
Tail asymptotics of the stationary distribution of a two dimensional reflecting random walk with unbounded upward jumps
This gives a requisite example where the canonical class is Q-Cartier.
Simple normal crossing varieties with prescribed dual complex
Most of the requisite fixed points we are after are at strong gauge coupling and are therefore unknown.
On novel string theories from 4d gauge theories
These are precisely the requisites met by the DVV Z2 -twisted operator associated to deformations of the IR SCFT away from the (R8)N /SN orbifold point.
Supergravity Duals of Matrix String Theory
The requisite methodology is complex because it must address sources of error in theory, experiment, and computation.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
On such a space, the complex analytic structure alone is unsatisfactory for issues related with quantization because it overlooks the requisite Poisson structures.
Kaehler quantization and reduction
This is seen by direct comparison of the requisite formulas (1.2.8) for the unreduced and reduced cases.
Kaehler quantization and reduction
This is of course known to be physically incorrect, the requisite additional term arising from the metaplectic correction.
Kaehler quantization and reduction
These frequencies were chosen as a compromise between the need to image the typical error box size of 30-100 arcmin2 , while having the requisite sensitivity to detect afterglows at sub-milliJansky levels.
The Radio Afterglows of Gamma-Ray Bursts
A pre-requisite for any useful dialogue between observers and theorists is a common description of the ISM.
Turbulence in the Star-forming Interstellar Medium: Steps toward Constraining Theories with Observations
Unfortunately, no high spectral-resolution X-ray observation were obtained in a timely manner, thus missing an excellent chance to test whether a pre-ejected SN shell is a requisite to generate X-ray lines.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Progress, Problems & Prospects
Once the equations are generalized to account for symmetry breaking, the requisite algorithmic changes are relatively simple. A finite conjugate external field is used to initialize the calculation and break the symmetry.
Quantum Cluster Theories
It is doubtful that this spectral rollover is due to a thick column of absorbing material, since the requisite NH is an order of magnitude greater than what is deduced from the persistent X-ray emission.
Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Magnetar Candidates