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req·ui·si·tion / ˌrekwəˈzishən/ • n. an official order laying claim to the use of property or materials: I had to make various requisitions for staff and accommodations. ∎  a formal written demand that some duty should be performed or something be put into operation. ∎  the appropriation of goods, esp. for military or public use. • v. [tr.] demand the use or supply of, esp. by official order and for military or public use: the government had assumed powers to requisition cereal products at fixed prices. ∎  demand the performance or occurrence of: one of the investors has requisitioned a special meeting. DERIVATIVES: req·ui·si·tion·er n.

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Requisition

REQUISITION

A written demand; a formal request or requirement. The formal demand by one government upon another, or by the governor of one state upon the governor of another state, of the surrender of a fugitive from justice. The taking or seizure of property by government.

Requisition refers to the seizure of personal property, whereas condemnation entails the taking of real property.

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