An asking or petition; the expression of a desire to some person for something to be granted or done; particularly for the payment of a debt or performance of a contract. The two words, “request” and “require,” as used in notices to creditors to present claims against an estate, are of the same origin, and virtually synonymous. Prentice v. Whitney, 8 Hun (N. Y.) 300. In pleading. The statement in the plaintiff’s declaration that the particular payment or performance, the failure of which constitutes the cause of action, was duly requested or demanded of the defendant
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