Definitions for behestbɪˈhɛst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•hestbɪˈhɛst(n.)

  1. a command; directive.

  2. an earnest request.

Origin of behest:

bef. 1000; ME bihest(e), OE behǣs promise. See be -, hest

Princeton's WordNet

  1. behest(noun)

    an authoritative command or request

Wiktionary

  1. behest(Noun)

    A command, bidding; sometimes also, an authoritative request.

  2. behest(Verb)

    To promise; vow.

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behest(noun)

    that which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction

  2. Behest(noun)

    a vow; a promise

  3. Behest(verb)

    to vow

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