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Line breaks: de|re¦qui|si¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːrɛkwɪˈzɪʃ(ə)n

Definition of derequisition in English:


[with object] dated
Return (requisitioned property) to its former owner: the corporation agreed to seek permission from the Minister to derequisition the plaintiff’s premises
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  • The Army retained control of the site until it was derequisitioned in 1952 when it was returned to farmland.
  • By November, Friston had seen its heyday and was finally derequisitioned in April 1946.
  • It was derequisitioned in 1946 and returned to the Corporation.

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