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;
I will marry her, sir, at your request. --Shak.
2. That which is asked for or requested. "He gave them their
request." --Ps. cvi. 15.
I will both hear and grant you your requests.
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.
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
(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;