Meaning of “requisition” in the English Dictionary

"requisition" in British English

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requisitionverb [ T ]

uk /ˌrek.wɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌrek.wəˈzɪʃ.ən/

to officially request or take something:

The army requisitioned all the cars and trucks they could find.

requisitionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌrek.wɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌrek.wəˈzɪʃ.ən/

the act of officially asking for or taking something:

The staff made a requisition for new chairs and desks.

(Definition of “requisition” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"requisition" in American English

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requisitionnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌrek·wəˈzɪʃ·ən/

a formal or official request for something needed:

[ C ] The staff made a requisition for new desks.

requisitionverb [ T ]

us /ˌrek·wəˈzɪʃ·ən/

to officially request or take (something):

The army requisitioned all the trucks in the region.

(Definition of “requisition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"requisition" in Business English

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requisitionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃən/ us also requisition order

WORKPLACE →  purchase requisition :

We can release the goods only on receipt of a requisition.
a requisition for sth I have issued a requisition for the IT equipment we need.

requisitionverb [ T ]

uk /ˌrekwɪˈzɪʃən/ us

to ask for something officially or formally:

The shareholders have requisitioned an extraordinary meeting.
The department has requisitioned a fleet of cars for the event.

(Definition of “requisition” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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