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Definition of demand:

  1. A diligent seeking or search; manifested want; desire to possess; request; as, a demand for certain goods; a person's company is in great demand.
  2. A thing or amount claimed to be due.
  3. Earnest inquiry; question; query.
  4. That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
  5. The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note payable on demand.
  6. The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due.
  7. The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person.
  8. To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience.
  9. To call into court; to summon.
  10. To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.
  11. To make a demand; to inquire.
  12. To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.

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