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Requisition Definition

  • (noun) the act of requiring; an authoritative request or demand, especially by a military or public authority that takes something over (usually temporarily) for military or public use
  • (verb) make a formal request for official services

Sentence Examples

Every gun and net was forthwith in requisition.

[From Wolfert's Roost, and Miscellanies by Irving, Washington]

He and his books were in frequent requisition as to property confiscated and made national.

[From A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, Charles]

He was explicit as to his requisitions.

[From Charles the Bold, Last Duke of Burgundy, 1433-1477 by Putnam, Ruth]

I have stated that 1,511 cattle were requisitioned from their owners for slaughter purposes.

[From Ladysmith: The Diary of a Siege by Nevinson, Henry Woodd]

India rubber cloaks are in requisition too.

[From Dahcotah: Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling by Eastman, Mary H. (Mary Henderson)]

Over 50 waggons had been requisitioned, and each would be attended by at least two peasants.

[From By the Barrow River, and Other Stories by Tynan, Katharine]

Such a requisition is nowhere forbidden, and therefore it is admissible if it be not wrong.

[From The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. 12 by Sparks, Jared]

"Where's your Requisition Paper?"

Requisitions of Raw Materials and Machinery.

Requisitions were sent to the army in Northern Virginia for such troops as could be spared.

[From Walks in Washington by Hornby, Lester G. (Lester George)]

Everything had been stolen or requisitioned both in the villages and in the posting-houses.

[From Michael Strogoff; Or, The Courier of the Czar by Verne, Jules]

I requisitioned my uncle's best car forthwith.

I took up my pen, and until twilight we spoke thereafter only of abstracts and requisitions.

[From The Cavalier by Cable, George Washington]

Nellie now brought her fan into requisition.

[From Under Fire: A Tale of New England Village Life by Munsey, Frank Andrew]

Sick people come at intervals all day long, and the medicine chest is in hourly requisition.

[From Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume 1 (of 2) Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorian Rayahs by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)]

The Government had requisitioned all cars.

The axes were called into requisition again, for the door was jammed too firmly to be moved.

[From Captain Bayley's Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California by Paget, H. M. (Henry Marriott)]

The bulk of the milk supply was requisitioned for babies and invalids and disabled soldiers.

[From Eating in Two or Three Languages by Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury)]

The coolies are again in requisition.

[From Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier Twelve Years Sporting Reminiscences of an Indigo Planter by Inglis, James]

Then, too, she had requisitioned the silver-plated cake basket for the newly-baked bannocks.

[From The Devil's Garden by Maxwell, W. B. (William Babington)]

To drive was out of the question, for all the carriages in the place had been requisitioned.

[From The Odds And Other Stories by Dell, Ethel M. (Ethel May)]

We received requisitioned mutton, vegetables, bread, coffee, a cupful of wine, and some ham.

[From A German deserter's war experience by Koettgen, Julius]

We shrunk our requisition to eggs.

[From In The Levant Twenty Fifth Impression by Warner, Charles Dudley]

Requisitioning was in full force.

Coe requisitioned a long bolster pillow from a ruined estament in Wiltje for me to sleep on.