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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Need·ful a.
 1. Full of need; in need or want; needy; distressing. [Archaic]
    The needful time of trouble.   --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
 2. Necessary for supply or relief; requisite.
    All things needful for defense abound.   --Dryden.
 -- Need*ful*ly, adv. -- Need*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in an essential manner; "such expenses are necessarily
            incurred" [syn: necessarily] [ant: unnecessarily]