Imprest : Definition


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Pronunciation : Im*prest" (
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Pref. im- + prest: cf. It. imprestare. See Prest, n.]
Definition : Defn: To advance on loan. Burke.

t. [ imp. & p. p. Imprested; p. pr. & vb. n. Impresting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Im"prest
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. It. impresto, imprestito, LL. impraestitum. See Imprest, v. t., and Impress compulsion to serve.]
Definition : Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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