Main definitions of requisitory in English

: requisitory1requisitory2

requisitory1

Pronunciation /rɪˈkwɪzɪt(ə)ri/

noun

  • In French law: a formal charge made against an accused person by a public prosecutor, in which a demand is made for a specific punishment. Also in extended use: an accusatory tract or discourse.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Aikin (1747–1822), physician and writer. From French réquisitoire request, demand, accusatory discourse, use as noun of réquisitoire requisitory.

Main definitions of requisitory in English

: requisitory1requisitory2

requisitory2

Pronunciation /rɪˈkwɪzɪt(ə)ri/

adjective

  • 1Of an official document: that expresses or conveys a request or demand. Frequently as postpositive, especially in "letter requisitory".

  • 2 rare Capable of making a requisition.

Origin

Late Middle English. Originally from Anglo-Norman requisitorie from classical Latin requisit-, past participial stem of requīrere + Anglo-Norman -orie.