求める

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
もと
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

求める (ichidan conjugation, hiragana もとめる, rōmaji motomeru)

  1. to find
    x を (もと)めなさい。
    X o motomenasai.
    Find the value of x.
  2. to seek, to look for
  3. to desire, to wish
  4. to demand, to sue, to compel
    • 1946, Constitution of Japan
      何人も、公務員の不法行爲により、損害を受けたときは、法律の定めるところにより、國又は公共團體に、その賠償を求めることができる。
      Every person may sue for redress as provided by law from the State or a public entity, in case he has suffered damage through illegal act of any public official. (Article 17)
      刑事被吿人は、すべての證人に對して審問する機會を充分に與へられ、又、公費で自己のために强制的手續により證人を求める權利を有する。
      [The accused] shall be permitted full opportunity to examine all witnesses, and he shall have the right of compulsory process for obtaining witnesses on his behalf at public expense. (Article 37.2)

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