Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Re*quest" (r?-kwst"), n. [OE. requeste, OF. requeste, F. requte, 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.
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.
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.
Re*quest" (r?-kw?st"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Requested; p. pr. & vb. n. Requesting.] [Cf. OF. requester, F. requ≖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.
Syn. -- To ask; solicit; entreat; beseech. See Beg.