necessities

necessities
ne'ces·si·ty || nɪ'sesətɪ n. essential; indispensability; obligation; need, requirement; poverty

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  • necessities — index necessary, sustenance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 necessities …   Law dictionary

  • Necessities — Necessity Ne*ces si*ty, n.; pl. {Necessities}. [OE. necessite, F. n[ e]cessit[ e], L. necessitas, fr. necesse. See {Necessary}.] 1. The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necessities — necessaries, necessities Both words are well attested in the meaning ‘the basic physical requirements of life, including food, warmth, and shelter’: • I gathered up what few necessaries I could quickly lay my hands on tobacco and papers, coffee,… …   Modern English usage

  • necessities — See necessities, necessaries …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • necessities of life — index maintenance (support of spouse) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • necessities, necessaries — These terms apply to items or matters considered essential, necessary, requisite, or at least important: the necessities (or necessaries) of shelter and food. Necessities is the stronger and more generally used of the two, except perhaps in some… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • necessities — necessity …   Philosophy dictionary

  • necessities — See necessaries …   Black's law dictionary

  • necessities — See necessaries …   Black's law dictionary

  • necessities — See necessaries; necessity …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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