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Definition of "requisition" []

  • A formal written request for something needed. (noun)
  • A necessity; a requirement. (noun)
  • The state or condition of being needed or put into service. (noun)
  • Law A formal request of one government to another demanding the return of a criminal or fugitive. (noun)
  • To demand, as for military needs. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "requisition" in a sentence
  • "The Director of Selective Service shall, upon receipt of a special call or requisition from the Secretary of Defense, allocate such call or requisition among the several States."
  • "The Director of Selective Service shall, upon receipt of a call or requisition from the Secretary of Defense, allocate such call or requisition among the several States."
  • "We were situated nearly two miles from the village church, and, consequently, the family carriage was put in requisition every Sunday morning, and sometimes oftener."