Hypertext Webster Gateway: "necessitated"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Necessitate \Ne*ces"si*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Necessitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Necessitating}.] [Cf. L.
necessitatus, p. p. of necessitare, and F. n['e]cessiter. See
1. To make necessary or indispensable; to render unaviolable.

Sickness [might] necessitate his removal from the
court. --South.

This fact necessitates a second line. --J. Peile.

2. To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel.

The Marquis of Newcastle, being pressed on both
sides, was necessitated to draw all his army into
York. --Clarendon.

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