Req`ui*si"tion (r?k`w?-z?sh"?n), n.[Cf. F. r'equisition, L. requisitio a searching.]

1.

The act of requiring, as of right; a demand or application made as by authority.

Specifically: (a) InternationalLaw

A formal demand made by one state or government upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice

. Kent. (b) Law

A notarial demand of a debt

. Wharton. (c) Mil.

A demand by the invader upon the people of an invaded country for supplies, as of provision, forage, transportation, etc.

Farrow. (d)

A formal application by one officer to another for things needed in the public service; as, a requisition for clothing, troops, or money.

2.

That which is required by authority; especially, a quota of supplies or necessaries.

3.

A written or normal call; an invitation; a summons; as, a reqisition for a public meeting.

[Eng.]

 

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Req`ui*si"tion, v. t.

1.

To make a reqisition on or for; as, to requisition a district for forage; to requisition troops.

2.

To present a requisition to; to summon request; as, to requisition a person to be a candidate.

[Eng.]

 

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