imprest

noun
im·​prest | \ ˈim-ˌprest How to pronounce imprest (audio) \

Definition of imprest

: a loan or advance of money

First Known Use of imprest

1568, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for imprest

obsolete imprest to lend, probably from Italian imprestare

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