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re·quire·ment

(rē-kwīr'mĕnt),
1. Something desired or needed.
2. A condition that must be present if some event is to occur or some entity is to come into existence.

re·quire·ment

(rē-kwīr'mĕnt)
Anything that is obligatory or necessary; an authoritative expression of such obligation or necessity.
[L. requiro]
References in classic literature ?
Perspicuity, therefore, requires not only that the ideas should be distinctly formed, but that they should be expressed by words distinctly and exclusively appropriate to them.
I should not require an Admirable Crichton for my purpose."
In the first place, I do not require him to be a gentleman."
"I should require him to obey me implicitly, whatever I told him to do.
"I see, Colonel, from all that is happening, that Providence requires great sacrifices of us...
As the world is constituted, the demands of a married state, and the care of posterity, require some little regard to what we call circumstances.
* The book-conformity requirement does not require a corporation to close and conform books and records that must be maintained for foreign-law purposes on the basis of a different tax year.
* The use of Fuel Cells for emergency systems is now prohibited, as they are not suitable as power sources for emergency or life safety systems due to the longer response time they require;
In addition, employers still may require employees to supply and maintain their own hand tools as long as the employee makes at least twice the minimum wage.
In addition, the proposed regulations adopt a direct benefit test that will require taxpayers to determine at the inception of any service-offering component the precise identity of the affiliates that will consume that component.
ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATORS ARE DEBATING whether to require people to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote and a photo ID when they vote.
The new provisions will strengthen the audit documentation process, and likely may require more documentation.