noun Etymology: Middle English requisicion, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French requisition, from Medieval Latin requisition-, requisitio, from Latin, act of searching, from requirere Date: 15th century 1. a. the act of formally requiring or calling upon someone to perform an action b. a formal demand made by one nation upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice 2. a. the act of requiring something to be furnished b. a demand or application made usually with authority: as (1) a demand made by military authorities upon civilians for supplies or other needs (2) a written request for something authorized but not made available automatically 3. the state of being in demand or use • requisition transitive verb

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  • réquisition — [ rekizisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1180 « requête »; lat. requisitio, de requirere → requérir 1 ♦ Dr. Requête à un tribunal, demande incidente à l audience. Sur la réquisition de la partie civile, du président. « Laquelle somme je payerai à sa première… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Requisition — stammt aus dem Lateinischen, requirere bedeutet wörtlich aufsuchen, untersuchen, verlangen. Das Wort kann in unterschiedlichen Zusammenhängen verwendet werden: Requisition bedeutet im militärischen Sinne die Beschlagnahmung von zivilen Sachgütern …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Requisition — Réquisition Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Une réquisition est un ordre donné par une autorité. Sommaire 1 En droit public 2 En droit civil et pénal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Requisition — Req ui*si tion, v. t. 1. To make a reqisition on or for; as, to requisition a district for forage; to requisition troops. [1913 Webster] 2. To present a requisition to; to summon request; as, to requisition a person to be a candidate. [Eng.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • requisition — req·ui·si·tion /ˌre kwə zi shən/ n 1: the taking of property by a public authority for a public use: the exercise of the power of eminent domain 2: a formal demand made by one international jurisdiction (as a nation) upon another for the… …   Law dictionary

  • requisition — Requisition. s. f. Requeste, action de requerir. A la requisition d un tel. sur la requisition du Procureur du Roy …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • requisition — [rek΄wə zish′ən] n. [L requisitio < requisitus, pp. of requirere: see REQUIRE] 1. a requiring, as by right or authority; formal demand 2. a formal written order, request, or application, as for equipment, tools, etc. 3. the state of being… …   English World dictionary

  • Requisition — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • requisition — (n.) c.1500, from O.Fr. requisition, from L. requisitionem (nom. requisitio) a searching, from pp. stem of requisitus (see REQUISITE (Cf. requisite)). As a verb, from 1837. Related: Requisitioned; requisitioning …   Etymology dictionary

  • requisition — [n] demand; application for need appropriation, call, commandeering, occupation, request, seizure, summons, takeover; concept 662 requisition [v] ask for; apply for something needed buy, call for, challenge, claim, demand, exact, order, postulate …   New thesaurus

  • requisition — ► NOUN 1) an official order laying claim to the use of property or materials. 2) the appropriation of goods for military or public use. 3) a formal written demand that something should be performed or put into operation. ► VERB ▪ demand the use,… …   English terms dictionary

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