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Topic: MILITARY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: requisitio, from Latin requirere; REQUIRE

requisition

verb
     
req‧ui‧si‧tion [transitive]
PMPG if someone in authority, especially the army, requisitions a building, vehicle, or food, they officially demand to have it during an emergency such as a war [= commandeer]:
The building was requisitioned as a military hospital for the duration of the war.
requisition noun [uncountable and countable]
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