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Webster 1913 Edition


Request

Re-quest′

(rē̍-kwĕst′)
,
Noun.
[OE.
requeste
, OF.
requeste
, F.
requête
, LL.
requesta
, for
requisita
, fr. L.
requirere
,
requisitum
, to seek again, ask for. See
Require
, and cf.
Quest
.]
1.
The act of asking for anything desired; expression of desire or demand; solicitation; prayer; petition; entreaty.
I will marry her, sir, at your
request
.
Shakespeare
2.
That which is asked for or requested.
“He gave them their request.”
Ps. cvi. 15.
I will both hear and grant you your
requests
.
Shakespeare
3.
A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or asked for; demand.
Knowledge and fame were in as great
request
as wealth among us now.
Sir W. Temple.
Court of Requests
.
(a)
A local tribunal, sometimes called
Court of Consience
, founded by act of Parliament to facilitate the recovery of small debts from any inhabitant or trader in the district defined by the act; – now mostly abolished
.
(b)
A court of equity for the relief of such persons as addressed the sovereign by supplication; – now abolished. It was inferior to the Court of Chancery.
[Eng.]
Brande & C.
Syn. – Asking; solicitation; petition; prayer; supplication; entreaty; suit.

Re-quest′

(r?-kw?st′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Requested
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Requesting
.]
[Cf. OF.
requester
, F.
requêter
.]
1.
To ask for (something); to express desire ffor; to solicit;
as, to
request
his presence, or a favor
.
2.
To address with a request; to ask.
I
request
you
To give my poor host freedom.
Shakespeare
Syn. – To ask; solicit; entreat; beseech. See
Beg
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Request

REQUEST'

,
Noun.
[L. requisitus, requiro; re and quaero, to seek. See Quest, Question.]
1.
The expression of desire to some person for something to be granted or done; an asking; a petition.
Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen. Esther 7.
2.
Prayer; the expression of desire to a superior or to the Almighty. Phil. 4.
3.
The thing asked for or requested.
I will both hear and grant you your requests.
He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul. Ps. 104.
4.
A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or pursued.
Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now.
In request, in demand; in credit or reputation.
Coriolanus being now in no request.
Request expresses less earnestness than entreaty and supplication, and supposes a right in the person requested to deny or refuse to grant. In this it differs from demand.

REQUEST'

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To ask; to solicit; to express desire for.
The weight of the golden ear-rings which he requested, was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold. Judges. 8.
2.
To express desire to; to ask. We requested a friend to accompany us.
Court of requests, in England, a court of equity for the relief of such persons as addressed his majesty by supplication.
3.
A court of conscience for the recovery of small debts, held by two aldermen and four commoners, who try causes by the oath of parties and of other witnesses.

Definition 2022


request

request

English

Noun

request (plural requests)

  1. Act of requesting (with the adposition at in the presence of possessives, and on in their absence).
    • I will marry her, sir, at your request.
    - Shakespeare
    • The promise that arises upon an account stated, is to pay on request.
    - The Law Journal for the Year 1832-1949: Comprising Reports, 1839
  2. A formal message requesting something.
  3. Condition of being sought after.
    • Sir W. Temple
      Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now.
  4. (obsolete) That which is asked for or requested.
    • Bible, Psalms cvi. 15
      He gave them their request.

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Verb

request (third-person singular simple present requests, present participle requesting, simple past and past participle requested)

  1. to express the need or desire for
  2. to ask somebody to do something

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