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Definition of necessary:

  1. A privy; a water- closet.
  2. A thing that is necessary or indispensable to some purpose; something that one can not do without; a requisite; an essential; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the necessaries of life.
  3. Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; - opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.
  4. Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential.
  5. Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
  6. Such things, in respect to infants, lunatics, and married women, as are requisite for support suitable to station.

Synonyms:

fixed, cardinal, permanent, certain, significant, decisive, important, inherent, basic, demand, infallible, obligatory, innate, unimportant, important, exigent, intrinsic, momentous, requisite, undeniable, crucial, prime, wanted, unessential, determinate, needful, needed, ingrained, required, essential, obligation, expedient, principal, imminent, elementary, specified, requirement, chief, necessity, urgent, quintessential, paramount, unavoidable, vital, inevitable, fundamental, indispensable, constant, assured.

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