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 for request
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Request \Re*quest"\ (r[-e]*kw[e^]st"), n. [OE. requeste, OF.
     requeste, F. requ[^e]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;
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              I will marry her, sir, at your request. --Shak.
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     2. That which is asked for or requested. "He gave them their
        request." --Ps. cvi. 15.
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              I will both hear and grant you your requests.
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     3. A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to
        be sought after or asked for; demand.
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              Knowledge and fame were in as great request as
              wealth among us now.                  --Sir W.
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     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.
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     Syn: Asking; solicitation; petition; prayer; supplication;
          entreaty; suit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To address with a request; to ask.
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              I request you
              To give my poor host freedom.         --Shak.
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     Syn: To ask; solicit; entreat; beseech. See Beg.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a formal message requesting something that is submitted to
           an authority [syn: request, petition, postulation]
      2: the verbal act of requesting [syn: request, asking]
      v 1: express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an
           extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service" [syn:
           request, 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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "request":
     appeal, application, apply for, ask, ask for, beg, beg leave,
     beseech, bespeak, call, call for, crave, demand, desire, entreat,
     entreaty, file for, importune, improper suggestion,
     indecent proposal, indent, insist on, instance, make a request,
     make a requisition, make application, motion, order, pass,
     petition, plea, plead for, pray, proposal, proposition, put in for,
     requisition, resolution, seek, sexual advance, solicit,
     solicitation, sue, suggestion, whistle for, wish

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REQUEST, contracts. A notice of a desire on the part of the person making 
  it, that the other party shall do something in relation to a contract. 
       2. In general when a debt exists payable immediately, the law does not 
  impose on the creditor to make a request of payment. But when by the express 
  terms of a contract, a request is necessary, it must be made. And in some 
  cases where there is no express agreement a request is also requisite; as 
  where A sells a horse to B to be paid for on delivery, a demand or request 
  to deliver must be made before B can sustain an action; 5 T. R. 409; 1 East, 
  209; or, it must be shown that A has incapacitated himself to deliver the 
  horse because he has sold the horse to another person. 10 East. 359; 5 B. & 
  A. 712. On a general promise to marry, a request must be made before action, 
  unless the proposed defendant has married another. 2 Dow. & Ry. 55. Vide 
       3. A request, like a notice, ought to be in writing and state 
  distinctly what is required to be done without any ambiguous terms. 1 Chit. 
  Pr. 497, 498. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REQUEST, pleading. The statement in the plaintiff's declaration that a 
  demand or request has been made by the plaintiff from the defendant, to do 
  some act which he was bound to perform, and for which the action is brought. 
       2. A request is general or special. The former is called the licet 
  saepius requisitus, (q.v.) or "although often requested so to do;" though 
  generally inserted in the common breach to the money counts, it is of no 
  avail in pleading, and the omission of it will not vitiate the declaration. 
  2 Hen. Bl. 131; 1 Bos. & Pull. 59, 60; and see 1 John. Cas. 100. Whenever it 
  is essential to the cause of action, that the plaintiff should have 
  requested the defendant to perform his contract, such request must be stated 
  in the declaration and proved. The special request must state by whom, and 
  the time and place when it was made, in order that the court may judge of 
  its sufficiency. 1 Str. 89, Vide Com. Dig. Pleader, C 69, 70; 1 Saund. 33; 
  2 Ventr. 75; 3 Bos. & Pull. 438; 3 John. R. 207; 1 John. Cas. 319; 10 Mass. 
  R. 230; 3 Day's R. 327; and the articles Demand; Licet saepius requisitus. 

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