Define: Requisition

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Requisition

What is the dictionary definition of Requisition?

Dictionary Definition

  1. A formal request for something.
  2. That which is required by authority; especially, a quota of supplies or necessaries.
  3. A call; an invitation; a summons.


Full Definition of Requisition

Written order or a formal demand by the user(s) of a good or service (which is not made available without a specific request) to the organisation’s purchase (or stores) department. It generally includes the brand and model name or number, description, quantity, and the required delivery date. Also sometimes referred to as a purchase requisition.


Synonyms For Requisition

demand, request, call, order, claim

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Requisition. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. March 30, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Requisition. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: March 30, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Requisition are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 8th January 2020.