Im*prest" (), v. t. [ imp. & p. p. Imprested; p. pr. & vb. n. Impresting.] [Pref. im- + prest: cf. It. imprestare. See Prest, n.]

To advance on loan.

Burke.

 

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Im"prest (?), n. [Cf. It. impresto, imprestito, LL. impraestitum. See Imprest, v. t., and Impress compulsion to serve.]

A kind of earnest money; loan; -- specifically, money advanced for some public service, as in enlistment.

Burke.

The clearing of their imprests for what little of their debts they have received. Pepys.

 

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