imprest


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im·prest

 (ĭm-prĕst′)
n.
An advance or a loan of funds, especially for services rendered to a government.

[From obsolete Italian impresto, loan, from past participle of imprestare, to lend : in-, toward (from Latin; see in-2) + prestare, to lend (from Latin praestāre, to give, from praestō, at hand; see ghes- in Indo-European roots).]

imprest

(ɪmˈprɛst)
n
1. (Commerce) a fund of cash from which a department or other unit pays incidental expenses, topped up periodically from central funds
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Brit an advance from government funds for the performance of some public business or service
3. (Military) Brit (formerly) an advance payment of wages to a sailor or soldier
[C16: probably from Italian imprestare to lend, from Latin in- towards + praestāre to pay, from praestō at hand; see presto]

im•prest

(ˈɪm prɛst)

n.
an advance of money; loan.
[1560–70; probably n. use of obsolete v. imprest to advance money to < Italian imprestare]
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If Love his wares Do dearly sell, his right must be contest; What gold compares With that whereon his stamp he hath imprest? And all men know What costeth little that we rate but low.
So spake, so wish'd much-humbl'd EVE, but Fate Subscrib'd not; Nature first gave Signs, imprest On Bird, Beast, Aire, Aire suddenly eclips'd After short blush of Morn; nigh in her sight The Bird of JOVE, stoopt from his aerie tour, Two Birds of gayest plume before him drove: Down from a Hill the Beast that reigns in Woods, First Hunter then, pursu'd a gentle brace, Goodliest of all the Forrest, Hart and Hinde; Direct to th' Eastern Gate was bent thir flight.
Governance instruments, customer service, and complaints management, revenue collection system, banking of revenue, single business register, rent debtors, pending bills, imprest management were cited.
The audit further revealed that S92, 427 outstanding imprest was given to officers who had already left the fund with Mr Ouko saying recovering such amount is doubtful.Mr Ouko has also questioned Sh5.4 million spent by the fund in transport, traveling and subsistence allowance but documents relating to the allowances were not availed for audit review.
Lampton FM 360 has approximately 175 operatives with a fleet of around 80 vehicles, 40 of which currently hold imprest van stock.
The board also approved to sign checks for the district Jan O'Malley and Chad Ruppert, Board President; to sign checks for the Junior High and the High School Activity Fund, Rachelle McDowell and Kathy Foster; to sign checks for North School Activity Fund, Kevin Reedy and Spring Huston; and to sign for the District Imprest Fund, Susan Sullivan and Sharon Langen.
Besides, unavailability of imprest money as advance cost of investigation, huge number of under investigation cases disproportionate to the number of investigation officers (IOs), extraneous influences and lack of coordination among components of criminal justice system are serious issues.
The GM made a special appeal to the MD to critically look at reviewing its monthly imprest in view of the fact that Lagos has the largest jurisdiction of all NIWA's
'Sometimes they drink alcohol with their imprest revenue, which is not allowed, and then ask the hotels to state in their invoices that they were drinking soft drinks.
The council gave approval of the up-gradation of post of telephone operators and telephone technicians from BPS-7 and BPS-9 to BPS-11 and BPS-15 and also sanctioned the allocation of Rs10 thousand Imprest Account for Sr.
Through other resolutions the council gave approval of the up-gradation of post of telephone operators and telephone technicians from BPS-7 and BPS-9 to BPS-11 and BPS-15 and also sanctioned the allocation of Rs10 thousand Imprest Account for Sr.
The city council also passed a resolution unanimously about the allocation of imprest account for the E Communication and Coordination Section.