Hent (?), v. t. [imp. Hente; p. p. Hent.] [OE. hente, henten, fr. AS. hentan, gehentan, to pursue, take, seize; cf. Icel. henda, Goth. hinpan (in compos.), and E. hunt.]
To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get.
Piers Plowman. Spenser.
This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast.
But all that he might of his friendes hente
On bookes and on learning he it spente.
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