Court of Requests
Request Re*quest" (r[-e]*kw[hand]st"), n. [OE. requeste, OF. requeste, F. requ[^e]te, LL. requesta, for requisita, fr. L. requirere, requisitum, to seek again, ask for. See {Require}, and cf. {Quest}.] 1. The act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty. [1913 Webster]

I will marry her, sir, at your request. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is asked for or requested. ``He gave them their request.'' --Ps. cvi. 15. [1913 Webster]

I will both hear and grant you your requests. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand. [1913 Webster]

Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

{Court of Requests}. (a) A local tribunal, sometimes called {Court of Consience}, founded by act of Parliament to facilitate the recovery of small debts from any inhabitant or trader in the district defined by the act; -- now mostly abolished. (b) A court of equity for the relief of such persons as addressed the sovereign by supplication; -- now abolished. It was inferior to the Court of Chancery. [Eng.] --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Asking; solicitation; petition; prayer; supplication; entreaty; suit. [1913 Webster]

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