Demand

De*mand"

, n. [F. demande, fr. demander. See Demand, v. t.] 1. 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.
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The demand [is] by the word of the holy ones.
Dan. iv. 17.
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He that has confidence to turn his wishes into demands will be but a little way from thinking he ought to obtain them.
Locke.
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2. Earnest inquiry; question; query. Shak.
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3. 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.
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In 1678 came forth a second edition [Pilgrim's Progress] with additions; and then the demand became immense.
Macaulay.
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4. That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
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5. (Law) (a) The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due. (b) The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person. (c) A thing or amount claimed to be due.
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In demand, in request; being much sought after. -- On demand, upon presentation and request of payment.
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