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Pronunciation:  `rekwi'zishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized
  2. [n]  an official form on which a request in made; "first you have to fill out the requisition"
  3. [n]  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)
  4. [v]  make a formal request for official services
  5. [v]  demand and take for use or service, esp. by military or public authority for public service

REQUISITION is a 11 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: requisition form, sequestration
 Antonyms: derequisition
 See Also: appropriation, arrogate, claim, command, compel, demand, form, lay claim, require



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Req`ui*si"tion\ (r?k`w?-z?sh"?n), n.[Cf. F.
    r['e]quisition, L. requisitio a searching.]
    1. The act of requiring, as of right; a demand or application
       made as by authority. Specifically:
       (a) (International Law) A formal demand made by one state
           or government upon another for the surrender or
           extradition of a fugitive from justice. --Kent.
       (b) (Law) A notarial demand of a debt. --Wharton.
       (c) (Mil.) A demand by the invader upon the people of an
           invaded country for supplies, as of provision, forage,
           transportation, etc. --Farrow.
       (d) A formal application by one officer to another for
           things needed in the public service; as, a requisition
           for clothing, troops, or money.
    2. That which is required by authority; especially, a quota
       of supplies or necessaries.
    3. A written or normal call; an invitation; a summons; as, a
       reqisition for a public meeting. [Eng.]
  2. \Req`ui*si"tion\, v. t.
    1. To make a reqisition on or for; as, to requisition a
       district for forage; to requisition troops.
    2. To present a requisition to; to summon request; as, to
       requisition a person to be a candidate. [Eng.]