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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behest  \Be*hest"\,  n.  [OE.  biheste  promise,  command,  AS 
  beh[=ae]s  promise;  pref.  be-  +  h[=ae]s  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behest  \Be*hest"\,  v.  t. 
  To  vow.  [Obs.]  --Paston. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  behest 
  n  :  an  authoritative  command  or  request 




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