What does the word requisition mean?

Usage examples for requisition

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Have you brought the requisition that was sent to you? – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence