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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prest /ˈprɛst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prest, a.
 1. Ready; prompt; prepared. [Obs.]
    All prest to such battle he was.   --R. of Gloucester.
 2. Neat; tidy; proper. [Obs.]
 Prest money, money formerly paid to men when they enlisted into the British service; -- so called because it bound those that received it to be ready for service when called upon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prest imp. & p. p. of Press.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prest, n.
 1. Ready money; a loan of money. [Obs.]
    Requiring of the city a prest of six thousand marks.   --Bacon.
 2. Law A duty in money formerly paid by the sheriff on his account in the exchequer, or for money left or remaining in his hands.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prest, v. t. To give as a loan; to lend. [Obs.]
    Sums of money . . . prested out in loan.   --E. Hall.