1 [prest]
adjective Obsolete.

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin praestus ready. See presto Unabridged
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prest1 (prɛst)
obsolete prepared for action or use; ready
[C13: via Old French from Late Latin praestus ready to hand; see presto]

prest2 (prɛst)
obsolete a loan of money
[C16: originally, loan money offered as an inducement to recruits, from Old French: advance pay in the army, from prester to lend, from Latin praestāre to provide, from prae before + stāre to stand]

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