necessity necessity  /nə ˈsɛ sə ti/


  1. (n) the condition of being essential or indispensable
  2. (n) anything indispensable

Derived Word(s)


  1. Part of this is out of necessity: to maintain a high circulation, she must appeal to as broad an audience as possible.
  2. Her death has been variously attributed to an accidental overdose, political necessity and a Mob hit.
  3. But when Rickey read to him from The Life of Christ, Jackie understood the wisdom and the necessity of forbearance.


  1. Tax Watchdog: SUNY presidents eager to show entrepreneurship

    By necessity, presidents at community colleges and New York state university campuses have become entrepreneurial as they've led their institutions through cuts in state funding from 2008 to 2010 and level funding ever since.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. Video: WH: Obama has clearly explained the "necessity" of NSA surveillance

    Asked about House Speaker John Boehner's suggestion that the White House should offer a more forceful defense of NSA surveillance, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the president has clearly explained the "necessity" of the programs, again detailing the terrorist plots that the programs have helped thwart.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Rand Paul Battles CBS Hosts Over Necessity Of NSA Snooping: ‘They Put You In Jail If You Complain’

    Appearing on CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) engaged in a skirmish with the hosts over the necessity of the National Security Agency’s sweeping communications monitoring program. Asked why he was raising questions about this issue now when Congress was informed of and approved of these programs, Paul said that he has been raising questions about them for some time.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mediaite

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