demand: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-mand', -mänd'), [key]
- to ask for with proper authority; claim as a right: He demanded payment of the debt.
- to ask for peremptorily or urgently: He demanded sanctuary. She demanded that we let her in.
- to call for or require as just, proper, or necessary: This task demands patience. Justice demands objectivity.
- to lay formal legal claim to.
- to summon, as to court.
- to make a demand; inquire; ask.
- the act of demanding.
- something that is demanded.
- an urgent or pressing requirement: demands upon one's time.
- the desire to purchase, coupled with the power to do so.
- the quantity of goods that buyers will take at a particular price.
- a requisition; a legal claim: The demands of the client could not be met.
- the state of being wanted or sought for purchase or use: an article in great demand.
- inquiry; question.
- upon presentation or request for payment: The fee is payable on demand.
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