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Pronunciation : Prest
Definition : Defn: imp. & p. p. of Press.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Prest
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [OF. prest, F. pr?t, fr. L. praestus ready. Cf. Presto.]
Definition : 1. Ready; prompt; prepared. [Obs.] All prest to such battle he was. R. of Gloucester.

2. Neat; tidy; proper. [Obs.] Tusser. Prest money, money formerly paid to men when they enlisted into the British service; -- so called because it bound those that received it to be ready for service when called upon.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Prest
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OF. prest, F. pr?t, fr. OF. prester to lend, F. pr?ter, fr. L. praestare to stand before, to become surety for, to fulfill, offer, supply; prae before + stare to stand. See Pre-, and Stand, and cf. Press to force into service.]
Definition : 1. Ready money; a loan of money. [Obs.] Requiring of the city a prest of six thousand marks. Bacon.

2. (Law)

Defn: A duty in money formerly paid by the sheriff on his account in the exchequer, or for money left or remaining in his hands. Cowell.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Prest
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To give as a loan; to lend. [Obs.] Sums of money . . . prested out in loan. E. Hall.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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