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Want

The absence or deficiency of what is needed or desired.

Want of jurisdiction, for example, is a lack of authority to exercise in a particular manner a power possessed by a tribunal or board.

want

noun absence, conatus, dearth, default, defect, deficiency, deficit, desideratum, desire, destitution, exigency, impoverishment, insufficiency, lack, meagerness, necessitude, necessity, need, neediness, paucity, pauperism, pennilessness, privation, request, requirement, requisition, scarcity, shortness, shortage
Associated concepts: want of capacity, want of consideraaion, want of jurisdiction, want of knowledge

want

verb be deficient in, be desirous, be destitute of, be found wanting, be without, covet, crave, desiderate, desire, fancy, feel the lack of, have occasion for, hope for, lack, like, long for, miss, need, request, require, stand in need of, will, wish
See also: absence, conatus, dearth, deficiency, demand, desideratum, desire, exigency, failure, foible, indigence, lack, market, need, omission, paucity, poverty, privation, request, require, requirement, requisition, will
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