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Adjective, Noun


Prestimp. & p. p. 
     imp. & p. p. of Press.  [1913 Webster]
Presta. [OF. prest, F. prêt, fr. L. praestus ready. Cf. Presto.].
  •  Ready; prompt; prepared.  [1913 Webster]
    "All prest to such battle he was."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Neat; tidy; proper.  Tusser.  [1913 Webster]
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.
Prestn. [OF. prest, F. prêt, fr. OF. prester to lend, F. prêter, 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.].
  •  Ready money; a loan of money.  [1913 Webster]
    "Requiring of the city a prest of six thousand marks."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
Prestv. t. 
     To give as a loan; to lend.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sums of money . . . prested out in loan."  [1913 Webster]

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