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.
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.
of his name must go for something."
Sir G. C. Lewis.
© Webster 1913.