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ˈrɛk wə zɪtreq·ui·site

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessaryadjective

    anything indispensable

    "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"

  2. needed, needful, required, requisiteadjective

    necessary for relief or supply

    "provided them with all things needful"


  1. requisitenoun

    An indispensable item; a requirement.

    Etymology: From requisitus, perfect passive participle of requiro, from which English require.

  2. requisiteadjective

    Essential, required, indispensable.

    Etymology: From requisitus, perfect passive participle of requiro, from which English require.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Requisitenoun

    that which is required, or is necessary; something indispensable

  2. Requisiteadjective

    required by the nature of things, or by circumstances; so needful that it can not be dispensed with; necessary; indispensable

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Requisite

    rek′wi-zit, adj. required: needful: indispensable.—n. that which is required: anything necessary or indispensable.—adv. Req′uisitely.—ns. Req′uisiteness, state of being requisite; Requisi′tion, 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.—v.t. to make a requisition or demand upon, to seize.—n. Requisi′tionist, one who makes a requisition.—adj. Requis′itive.—n. Requis′itor.—adj. Requis′itory.—n. Requis′itum, that which a problem asks for.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of requisite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of requisite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of requisite in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.

  2. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker:

    Senator Sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requisite of the job [of attorney general] -- to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our citizens.

  3. Dexter Hsu:

    None of them possesses the requisite licence, they will need a licence to stay in this business.

  4. Stephen Dobranski:

    The more great writing a person reads, the more sensitive she will become to how words work. And millennials have to pay attention, multitasking often means that a person is not working with the requisite care and precision, two essential things for effective reading and writing.

  5. Lael Brainard:

    What would set Facebook's Libra apart, if it were to proceed, is the combination of an active-user network representing more than a third of the global population with the issuance of a private digital currency opaquely tied to a basket of sovereign currencies, without requisite safeguards, stablecoin networks at global scale may put consumers at risk.

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