Re*quest" (rē*kw☞st"), n. [OE.
requeste, OF. requeste, F. requête, 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;
I will marry her, sir, at your
2. That which is asked for or requested.
"He gave them their request." Ps. cvi. 15.
I will both hear and grant you your
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.
requêter.] 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
I request you Shak.
To give my poor host freedom.
Syn. -- To ask; solicit; entreat; beseech. See