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[pre-stey-shuh n] /prɛˈsteɪ ʃən/
noun, Law.
a payment in money or in services.
a duty to do or not do something in fulfillment of an obligation, or the performance of such a duty:
The contract imposes reciprocal prestations upon the parties.
Origin of prestation
< Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin praestation-, stem of praestatio ‘payment’ < Latin: warranty < praestatus (past participle of praestare ‘to perform, pay, give’) + -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This practice is called "angary" or "prestation," and is by most jurists either condemned or regarded with disfavor.

    International Law George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker

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