Middle English Dictionary Entry

request(e n.
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(a) The act of making a request, asking; an appeal, a prayer, request, petition; an application; a challenge[quot.: a1470]; (b) at) ~ of, after the ~ of, at the request of (sb.); at mi (his, hire, etc.) ~, at my (his, her, etc.) request; lettre of ~, a document in which a ruler claims restitution from a foreign power on behalf of his subjects; maken requeste(s, to ask, beg, pray; withouten ~, unbidden; (c) the subject of a request; what is requested; (d) a chivalric quest; (e) ?command, jurisdiction; at his (oure) ~, subject to his (our) command.