Be*hest" (?), n. [OE. biheste promise, command, AS. behs promise; pref. be- + hs command. See Hest, Hight.]

1.

That which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction.

To do his master's high behest. Sir W. Scott.

2.

A vow; a promise.

[Obs.]

The time is come that I should send it her, if I keep the behest that I have made. Paston.

 

© Webster 1913.


Be*hest", v. t.

To vow.

[Obs.]

Paston.

 

© Webster 1913.

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