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hest

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

hestn. [AS. h, fr. h to call, bid. See Hight, and cf. Behest.].
     Command; precept; injunction.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let him that yields obey the victor's hest."  [1913 Webster]
    "Yet I thy hest will all perform, at full."

OXFORD DICTIONARY

hest, n. archaic behest.

Etymology
OE h{aelig}s (see HIGHT), assim. to ME nouns in -t

ROGET THESAURUS

hest

Command

N command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod, despatch, dispatch, message, direction, injunction, charge, instructions, appointment, fixture, demand, exaction, imposition, requisition, claim, reclamation, revendication, ultimatum, request, requirement, dictation, dictate, mandate, caveat, decree, senatus consultum, precept, prescript, rescript, writ, ordination, bull, ex cathedra pronouncement, edict, decretal, dispensation, prescription, brevet, placit, ukase, ukaz, firman, hatti- sherif, warrant, passport, mittimus, mandamus, summons, subpoena, nisi prius, interpellation, citation, word, word of command, mot d'ordre, bugle call, trumpet call, beat of drum, tattoo, order of the day, enactment, plebiscite, commanding, authoritative, decretory, decretive, decretal, callable, jussive, in a commanding tone, by a stroke of the pen, by a dash of the pen, by order, at beat of drum, on the first summons, the decree is gone forth, sic volo sic jubeo, le Roi le veut, boutez en avant.


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