Definitions for behestbɪˈhɛst
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an authoritative command or request
A command, bidding; sometimes also, an authoritative request.
To promise; vow.
Origin: From behæs, from bi, from . Final -t by analogy with other similar words in -t. Related to behatan, beheit, behet. Compare also hest, hight.
that which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction
a vow; a promise
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In the short term, you have the immediate threat of ISIS. But in the long term, the deeper threat is to Iraq ’s ability to be free and independent of Iran, dependence on the Shia militias, who have sworn allegiance to the ayatollah, is a problem. The Popular Liberation Forces number about 70,000, including a core of 15,000 hardened fighters who most recently did battle at Tehran ’s behest in Syria, where they fought Al Qaeda, ISIS and the Free Syrian Army, Rick Brennan said. Iraq may need their help now, but giving them an official role in the fight against ISIS could further entrench them as both a political and military force within Iraq, Rick Brennan said.
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