What does the word requisition mean?

Usage examples for requisition

  1. Have you brought the requisition that was sent to you? – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  2. The whole strength of the English kingdom had been called into play to crush the Irish nobility during the wars of Ulster and Munster; the whole police of the same kingdom was now put in requisition for the apprehension and destruction of church- men. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  3. Water, brooms, brushes, and cloths, were quickly put in requisition; and two stately and well fed horses, which threatened to fly away with this slender machine, being fastened on, I absolutely darted forward at a round rattling gallop for St. Sever. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin