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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Needful  \Need"ful\,  a. 
  1.  Full  of  need  in  need  or  want  needy;  distressing. 
  [Archaic]  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  needful  time  of  trouble.  --Bk.  of  Com. 
  Prayer. 
 
  2.  Necessary  for  supply  or  relief;  requisite. 
 
  All  things  needful  for  defense  abound.  --Dryden. 
  --  {Need"ful*ly},  adv  --  {Need"ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  needful 
  adj  :  necessary  for  relief  or  supply;  "provided  them  with  all 
  things  needful"  [syn:  {needed},  {required},  {requisite}] 




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