What is another word for necessity?

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Noun
Something which is required for a given purpose
“An active lifestyle is a necessity for healthy living.”
Noun
The state or fact of being required
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“The necessity of having devoted teachers cannot be understated.”
Noun
The state of being unavoidable
“However, no systematic rules for the necessity of a certain sequence have been recognized.”
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A situation enforcing a certain course of action
“He had to work harder than ever, more out of necessity than by choice.”
Noun
The state or quality of being poor or destitute
“It was a tough period where we were reduced to begging through necessity.”
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(used with for) A reason for a particular feeling or emotion
Noun
An irresistible urge to behave in a certain way
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Quality or state of being compulsory
Noun
Force
Noun
Lack of the ability to do something
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The doctrine that everything has been foreordained by a God or by fate
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Reliance on someone or something for financial support
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