What does the word request mean?

Usage examples for request

  1. Justice and policy were equally in favor of the grant of such a request. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  2. I shouldn't have made the request. – Penny Nichols Finds a Clue by Joan Clark
  3. " Never allow my body to pass into the hands of strangers," was her request. – Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward by T. G. Steward