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Definition of prest (Meaning of prest)
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Prest Prest (pr[e^]st),
	     imp. & p. p. of {Press}.
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	  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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	  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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	  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.0.44
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