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      adj  
Obsolete   prepared for action or use; ready  
     (C13: via Old French from Late Latin praestus ready to hand; see presto)  
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prest          [2]  
      n  
Obsolete   a loan of money  
     (C16: originally, loan money offered as an inducement to recruits, from Old French: advance pay in the army, from prester to lend, from Latin praestare to provide, from prae before + stare to stand)  

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