Necessary, inescapable, and non negotiable, a requirement is something that must be done, like the dishes. Speaking politely to your grandparents may be a requirement of living in your parents' house.


The act of requiring; demand; requisition.

something that is required in advance; "Latin was a prerequisite for admission"

required activity; "the requirements of his work affected his health"; "there were many demands on his time"

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"

The act of requiring; demand; requisition.

That which is required; an imperative or authoritative command; an essential condition; something needed or necessary; a need.


Re*quire"ment (-ment), n. 1. The act of requiring; demand; requisition. 2. That which is required; an imperative or authoritative command; an essential condition; something needed or necessary; a need.
One of those who believe that they can fill up every requirement contained in the rule of righteousness.
God gave her the child, and gave her too an instinctive knowledge of its nature and requirements.

The act of requiring; demand; requisition.


Usage Examples

There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate. It is good exercise no matter what your age is. If you want to be competitive, most start young. But, I practice with many adult competitors.

Beauty, of course, is the most important requirement and the paramount asset of the applicant.

There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe - because I've done a little of this myself - pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.

Jon Stewart hires people that he thinks are funny. That's it. That's the only requirement.

Half the states have stopped making civics and government a requirement for high school. Half.

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Other Usage Examples

I was a lesbian for a semester at Wesleyan - it was a graduation requirement.

The Supreme Court has never ruled that Congress can use the Commerce Clause to require individuals to engage in an activity they have chosen to avoid. Yet that is precisely what Obamacare does: It forces Americans without health insurance to purchase coverage. Such a requirement is unprecedented and unconstitutional.

I would like it to be a legal requirement for all businesses to be linked to a charity.

The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.

No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.

Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.

It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level.


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