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Requisite adj. 1. required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.; indispensable. -n. 2. something requisite; a necessary quality, thing, etc. [ME < L requísít(us) sought again, demanded, ptp. of reguírere; See Require]
-Syn. 1. needed, needful. See necessary. 2. necessity. See Requirement. -Ant. 1. dispensable. 2. luxury.
Requirement n. 1. a thing demanded or obligatory. 2. an act or instance of requiring. 3. a need or necessity. -Syn. 1. Requirement, Requisite refer to that which is necessary. A Requirement is some quality or performance demanded of a person in accordance with certain fixed regulations: requirements for admission to college. A requisite is not imposed from outside; it is a factor that is judged necessary according to the nature of things, or to the circumstances of the case: This system combines the two requisites of efficacy and economy. Requisite may also refer to a concrete object judged necessary: the requisites for perfect grooming. 2. order, command, injunction, directive, demand.
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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