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something that circumstances make necessary: A cool head is a requisite for a police officer.
Not to be confused with:
requirement – demanded in accordance with set regulations: A degree is a requirement for the job.
Required; essential. See Synonyms at indispensable.
Something that is indispensable; a requirement: Algebra is a requisite for taking calculus.
[Middle English, from Latin requīsītus, past participle of requīrere, to require; see require.]
absolutely essential; indispensable
something indispensable; necessity
[C15: from Latin requisītus sought after, from requīrere to seek for, require]
req•ui•site(ˈrɛk wə zɪt)
1. required; necessary: requisite skills.n.
2. something required.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin requīsītus, past participle of requīrere to seek; see require, -ite2]
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|Noun||1.||requisite - 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"|
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
desideratum - something desired as a necessity; "the desiderata for a vacation are time and money"
must - a necessary or essential thing; "seat belts are an absolute must"
|Adj.||1.||requisite - necessary for relief or supply; "provided them with all things needful"|
necessary - absolutely essential