before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English hest, hes, from Old English hǣs; akin to Old English hātan to command — more at hight
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“Hest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hest. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.
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