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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.

  2. requisiteadjective

    Essential, required, indispensable.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REQUISITEadjective

    Necessary; needful; required by the nature of things.

    Etymology: requisitus, Lat.

    When God new modelled the world by the introduction of a new religion, and that in the room of one set up by himself, it was requisite, that he should recommend it to the reasons of men with the same authority and evidence that enforced the former. Robert South, Sermons.

    Cold calleth the spirits to succour, and therefore they cannot so well close and go together in the head, which is ever requisite to sleep. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Prepare your soul with all those necessary graces, that are more immediately requisite to this performance. William Wake.

  2. Requisitenoun

    Any thing necessary.

    Res non parta labore, sed relicta, was thought by a poet to be one of the requisites to a happy life. Dryden.

    For want of these requisites, most of our ingenious young men take up some cried up English poet, adore him, and imitate him, without knowing wherein he is defective. Dryden.

    This God on his part has declared for the requisites on ours, what we must do to obtain these blessings, is the great business of us all to know. William Wake.


  1. requisite

    Requisite refers to something that is necessary or indispensable for a particular purpose, task, or situation. It can be an object, a condition, a quality, or a certain level of skill or knowledge.

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. Donald Trump:

    I think you'd admit that the things you say when you're in a certain situation without the requisite experience that may come later shouldn't be held against you, you may have great ideas about what it means to be a parent, but you have no idea what it means to bear the responsibility once you have children. This is the same situation.

  2. Dr. Dale E. Turner:

    The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. Recognizing our limitations and imperfections is the first requisite of progress. Those who believe they have arrived believe they have nowhere to go. Some not only have closed their minds to new truth, but they sit on the lid.

  3. Stanisław Jerzy Lec:

    The first requisite for immortality is death.

  4. Jay Siegel:

    Only direct clinical comparisons of( Remsima) and Remicade in active irritable bowel disease can provide the requisite assurance.

  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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