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Meaning of BEHEST

Pronunciation:  bi'hest

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an authoritative command or request
 

BEHEST is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: bid, bidding, command, dictation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Be*hest"\, n. [OE. biheste promise, command, AS.
    beh[=ae]s promise; pref. be- + h[=ae]s command. See {Hest},
    {Hight}.]
    1. That which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an
       injunction.
    
             To do his master's high behest.       --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    2. A vow; a promise. [Obs.]
    
             The time is come that I should send it her, if I
             keep the behest that I have made.     --Paston.
    
    
  2. \Be*hest"\, v. t.
    To vow. [Obs.] --Paston.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bidding, charge, command, commandment, demand, dictate, dictation, direct order, hest, imperative, injunction, mandate, order, pleasure, prompting, request, say-so, solicitation, special order, will, word, word of command
 

 

 

 

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