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. --J. M. Mason.
God gave her the child, and gave her too an instinctive knowledge of its nature and requirements. --Hawthorne.
n 1: required activity; "the requirements of his work affected
his health"; "there were many demands on his time" [syn:
2: 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" [syn: necessity, essential, requisite, necessary]
3: something that is required in advance; "Latin was a
prerequisite for admission" [syn: prerequisite]