Prest
Prest Prest, n. [OF. prest, F. pr[^e]t, fr. OF. prester to lend, F. pr[^e]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.] 1. Ready money; a loan of money. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Requiring of the city a prest of six thousand marks. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Prest — Prest, a. [OF. prest, F. pr[^e]t, fr. L. praestus ready. Cf. {Presto}.] 1. Ready; prompt; prepared. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] All prest to such battle he was. R. of Gloucester. [1913 Webster] 2. Neat; tidy; proper. [Obs.] Tusser. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prest — (pr[e^]st), imp. & p. p. of {Press}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prest — Prest, v. t. To give as a loan; to lend. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sums of money . . . prested out in loan. E. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prest — (del fr. «prêt», préstamo, del sup. lat. «praestus», de «praesto»; ant.) m. Mil. Paga que se da diariamente a los *soldados. ≃ Pre. * * * prest. (Del fr. prêt, y este del lat. *praestus, de praesto). m. desus. Parte del haber del soldado que se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • prest — prest; im·prest; …   English syllables

  • prest — [prest] n. [ME preste < OFr < prester: see PRESS2] Obs. an advance of money, specif. one to men enlisting in the British army or navy adj. Obs. ready; prepared …   English World dictionary

  • prest — Mot Monosíl·lab Adverbi …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • prest- — *prest germ., Neutrum: nhd. Priester; ne. priest; Rekontruktionsbasis: an., ae., afries., as., ahd.; Interferenz: Lehnwort lat. presbyter; Etymologie …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • prest — (Del fr. prêt, y este del lat. *praestus, de praesto). m. desus. Parte del haber del soldado que se le entregaba en mano semanal o diariamente …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • prest — I. Prest et appareillé, Promptus, Explicatus, Expeditus. Qu ils fussent prests et appareillez, Sub manu vt essent. Fort prest et appareillé, Perexpeditus. Gens de guerre qui sont prests, sans bagage, Expediti equites. Estre prest et à main, Ad… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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