Hest Hest (h[e^]st), n. [AS. h[=ae]s, fr. h[=a]tan to call, bid. See {Hight}, and cf. {Behest}.] Command; precept; injunction. [Archaic] See {Behest}. ``At thy hest.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Let him that yields obey the victor's hest. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

Yet I thy hest will all perform, at full. --Tennyson.

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