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See also: postuló and postulò





  1. first-person singular present indicative form of postular



postuli (to require, claim, demand) +‎ -o


  • IPA(key): /posˈtulo/
  • Hyphenation: pos‧tu‧lo
  • Rhymes: -ulo


postulo (accusative singular postulon, plural postuloj, accusative plural postulojn)

  1. demand




From poscō (beg, demand, request, desire).



postulō (present infinitive postulāre, perfect active postulāvī, supine postulātum); first conjugation

  1. I ask, request, desire, demand.
  2. I pretend, claim.
  3. I prosecute, accuse, impeach, sue.
  4. (of things) I contain, measure.
  5. (of things) I need, require, call for, demand.


   Conjugation of postulo (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present postulō postulās postulat postulāmus postulātis postulant
imperfect postulābam postulābās postulābat postulābāmus postulābātis postulābant
future postulābō postulābis postulābit postulābimus postulābitis postulābunt
perfect postulāvī postulāvistī, postulāsti1 postulāvit postulāvimus postulāvistis, postulāstis1 postulāvērunt, postulāvēre
pluperfect postulāveram postulāverās postulāverat postulāverāmus postulāverātis postulāverant
future perfect postulāverō postulāveris postulāverit postulāverimus postulāveritis postulāverint
passive present postulor postulāris, postulāre postulātur postulāmur postulāminī postulantur
imperfect postulābar postulābāris, postulābāre postulābātur postulābāmur postulābāminī postulābantur
future postulābor postulāberis, postulābere postulābitur postulābimur postulābiminī postulābuntur
perfect postulātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect postulātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect postulātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present postulem postulēs postulet postulēmus postulētis postulent
imperfect postulārem postulārēs postulāret postulārēmus postulārētis postulārent
perfect postulāverim postulāverīs postulāverit postulāverimus postulāveritis postulāverint
pluperfect postulāvissem, postulāssem1 postulāvissēs, postulāsses1 postulāvisset, postulāsset1 postulāvissēmus, postulāssemus1 postulāvissētis, postulāssetis1 postulāvissent, postulāssent1
passive present postuler postulēris, postulēre postulētur postulēmur postulēminī postulentur
imperfect postulārer postulārēris, postulārēre postulārētur postulārēmur postulārēminī postulārentur
perfect postulātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect postulātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present postulā postulāte
future postulātō postulātō postulātōte postulantō
passive present postulāre postulāminī
future postulātor postulātor postulantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives postulāre postulāvisse, postulāsse1 postulātūrus esse postulārī postulātus esse postulātum īrī
participles postulāns postulātūrus postulātus postulandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
postulāre postulandī postulandō postulandum postulātum postulātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.


Derived termsEdit



  • postulo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • postulo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • postulo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to require, give, take time for deliberation: tempus (spatium) deliberandi or ad deliberandum postulare, dare, sibi sumere
    • to demand 48 per cent: quaternas centesimas postulare (Att. 5. 21. 11)
    • to accuse a person of extortion (to recover the sums extorted): postulare aliquem repetundarum or de repetundis





  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of postular.