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English definition of “requisite”

requisite

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈrek.wɪ.zɪt/ formal us  
necessary or needed for a particular purpose: He lacked the requisite skills for the job. The requisite number of countries have now ratified the convention.

requisite

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈrek.wɪ.zɪt/ formal us  
an important necessary thing: A good book is a requisite for long journeys. Self-esteem, self-judgment and self-will are said to be the three requisites of independence.
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