needful


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Needful \Need"ful\ (n[=e]d"f[.u]l), a.
   1. Full of need; in need or want; needy; distressing.
      [Archaic] --Chaucer.
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            The needful time of trouble.          --Bk. of Com.
                                                  Prayer.
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   2. Necessary for supply or relief; requisite.
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            All things needful for defense abound. --Dryden.
      [1913 Webster] -- Need"ful*ly, adv. -- Need"ful*ness,
      n.
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