Hypertext Webster Gateway: "requisite"

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

Requisite \Req"ui*site\, a. [L. requisitus, p. p. requirere;
pref. re- re- + quaerere to ask. See {Require}.]
Required by the nature of things, or by circumstances; ??
needful that it can not be dispensed with; necessary

All truth requisite for men to know. --Milton.

Syn: Necessary; needful; indispensable; essential. --
{Req"ui*site*ly}, adv. -- {Req"ui*site*ness}, n.

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

Requisite \Req"ui*site\ (r?k"w?-z?t), n.
That which is required, or is necessary; something

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all
things needful" [syn: {needed}, {needful}, {required}]
n : 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" [syn: {necessity}, {essential}, {requirement},
{necessary}] [ant: {inessential}]

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