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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Request  \Re*quest"\  (r?-kw?st"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Requested};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Requesting}.]  [Cf.  OF 
  requester,  F.  requ[^e]ter.] 
  1.  To  ask  for  (something);  to  express  desire  ffor;  to 
  solicit;  as  to  request  his  presence,  or  a  favor. 
 
  2.  To  address  with  a  request;  to  ask 
 
  I  request  you  To  give  my  poor  host  freedom.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  ask  solicit;  entreat;  beseech.  See  {Beg}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Request  \Re*quest"\  (r?-kw[hand]st"),  n.  [OE.  requeste,  OF 
  requeste,  F.  requ?te,  LL  requesta,  for  requisita,  fr  L. 
  requirere,  requisitum  to  seek  again  ask  for  See  {Require}, 
  and  cf  {Quest}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  asking  for  anything  desired;  expression  of 
  desire  or  demand;  solicitation;  prayer;  petition; 
  entreaty. 
 
  I  will  marry  her  sir,  at  your  request.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  asked  for  or  requested.  ``He  gave  them  their 
  request.''  --Ps.  cvi.  15. 
 
  I  will  both  hear  and  grant  you  your  requests. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  state  of  being  desired  or  held  in  such  estimation  as  to 
  be  sought  after  or  asked  for  demand. 
 
  Knowledge  and  fame  were  in  as  great  request  as 
  wealth  among  us  now  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  {Court  of  Requests}. 
  a  A  local  tribunal,  sometimes  called  {Court  of 
  Consience},  founded  by  act  of  Parliament  to  facilitate 
  the  recovery  of  small  debts  from  any  inhabitant  or 
  trader  in  the  district  defined  by  the  act  --  now 
  mostly  abolished. 
  b  A  court  of  equity  for  the  relief  of  such  persons  as 
  addressed  the  sovereign  by  supplication;  --  now 
  abolished.  It  was  inferior  to  the  Court  of  Chancery. 
  [Eng.]  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  Syn:  Asking;  solicitation;  petition;  prayer;  supplication; 
  entreaty;  suit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  request 
  n  1:  a  formal  message  requesting  something  submitted  to  an 
  authority  [syn:  {petition}] 
  2:  the  verbal  act  of  requesting  [syn:  {asking}] 
  v  1:  express  the  need  or  desire  for  ask  for  "She  requested  an 
  extra  bed  in  her  room"  [syn:  {bespeak},  {call  for},  {quest}] 
  2:  ask  (a  person)  to  do  something:  "She  asked  him  to  be  here  at 
  noon";  "I  requested  that  she  type  the  entire  manuscript" 
  3:  inquire  for  (information);  "I  requested  information  from  the 
  secretary" 




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