Pres"tige [F., fr. L. praestigum delusion, illusion, praestigae deceptions, jugglers' tricks, prob. fr. prae before + the root of stinguere to extinguish, originally, to prick. See Stick, v.]


Delusion; illusion; trick.


The sophisms of infidelity, and the prestiges of imposture. Bp. Warburton.


Weight or influence derived from past success; expectation of future achievements founded on those already accomplished; force or charm derived from acknowledged character or reputation.

"The prestige of his name must go for something."

Sir G. C. Lewis.


© Webster 1913.

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