1. To demand; to insist upon having; to claim as by right and authority; to exact; as, to require the surrender of property. "Shall I say to Caesar What you require of him?" (Shak) "By nature did what was by law required." (Dryden)
Origin: OE. Requeren, requiren, OF. Requerre, F. Requrir; L. Pref. Re- re- + quaerere to ask; cf. L. Requirere. See Query, and cf. Request, Requisite.
(01 Mar 1998)
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