Definition of requisition verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

requisition

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BrE BrE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they requisition
BrE BrE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃn//
 
he / she / it requisitions
BrE BrE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃnz//
 
past simple requisitioned
BrE BrE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃnd//
 
past participle requisitioned
BrE BrE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃnd//
 
-ing form requisitioning
BrE BrE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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requisition something to officially demand the use of a building, vehicle, etc., especially during a war or an emergency The school was requisitioned as a military hospital. The government could not afford to pay for all the grain that it had requisitioned from farmers. Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘request, demand’): from Old French, or from Latin requisitio(n-), from requirere ‘search for’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + quaerere ‘seek’. The verb dates from the mid 19th cent.
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