crave

(redirected from craves)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
See: desire, lack, need, require

crave

in Scottish civil procedure, that part of an initial writ that states what the pursuer requires.

TO CRAVE. To ask; to demand.
     2. This word is frequently used in pleading; as, to crave oyer of a bond on which the suit is brought; and in the settlement of accounts, the accountant general craves a credit or an allowance. 1 Chit. Pr. 520. See Oyer.

References in classic literature ?
She leaned towards him, and her face shone as the face of a woman who prays that she may hear the one thing in life a woman craves to hear from the lips she loves best.
And by alcoholic I mean a man whose chemistry craves alcohol and drives him resistlessly to it.
Prayer that craves a particular commodity, any thing less than all good, is vicious.
It hungers for you, craves after you, won't be happy till it gets you.
They thought I'd done wrong to marry a fisherman, but I bore him brave sons, and I lived the life a woman craves for.
From Theseus Oedipus craves protection in life and burial in Attic soil; the benefits that will accrue shall be told later.
If I have offended,'' replied Sir Brian, ``I crave your pardon, that is, I crave the Lady Rowena's pardon, for my humility will carry me no lower.
He told the boy all that he knew of his father's past life in the jungle and when he found that the boy had been kept in ignorance of all these things for so many years, and that he had been forbidden visiting the zoological gardens; that he had had to bind and gag his tutor to find an opportunity to come to the music hall and see Ajax, he guessed immediately the nature of the great fear that lay in the hearts of the boy's parents-- that he might crave the jungle as his father had craved it.
But Adam did not crave it, Nor the flight he wouldn't brave it, Singing:--"Air and Water, Earth and Fire, What more can mortal man desire?