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4 definitions found
 for Prest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prest \Prest\, v. t.
     To give as a loan; to lend. [Obs.]
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           Sums of money . . . prested out in loan. --E. Hall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prest \Prest\ (pr[e^]st),
     imp. & p. p. of Press.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prest \Prest\, a. [OF. prest, F. pr[^e]t, fr. L. praestus ready.
     Cf. Presto.]
     1. Ready; prompt; prepared. [Obs.]
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              All prest to such battle he was.      --R. of
                                                    Gloucester.
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     2. Neat; tidy; proper. [Obs.] --Tusser.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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