Demand etymology


English word demand comes from Latin mando, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) demander (To ask.)

Etymology of demand

Detailed word origin of demand

Dictionary entry Language Definition
mando Latin (lat) I order, command. I commission. I commit, consign. I confide. I entrust. I put in hand; deliver over. I put in writing. I send word to.
demandare Latin (lat)
demander Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To ask.
demand English (en) (legal) To issue a summons to court.. To ask forcefully for information.. To claim a right to something.. To request forcefully.. To require of someone. (economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.. (electricity supply) More precisely peak demand or peak load, a measure of the maximum power load of a utility's customer over a short [...]

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