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Necessity (n.) The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.
Necessity (n.) The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.
Necessity (n.) That which is necessary; a necessary; a requisite; something indispensable; -- often in the plural.
Necessity (n.) That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.
Necessity (n.) The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.