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Be*hest" (?), n. [OE. biheste promise, command, AS. behs promise; pref. be- + hs command. See Hest, Hight.]


That which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction.

To do his master's high behest. Sir W. Scott.


A vow; a promise.


The time is come that I should send it her, if I keep the behest that I have made. Paston.


© Webster 1913.

Be*hest", v. t.

To vow.




© Webster 1913.

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