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n. Archaic
Command; behest.

[Middle English, alteration of hes, from Old English hǣs; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]


an archaic word for behest
[Old English hǣs; related to hātan to promise, command]



1. a command; directive.
2. an earnest request.
[before 1000; Middle English bihest(e), Old English behǣs promise. See be-, hest]
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