verb ob·test \äbˈtest\

Definition of obtest

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  beseech, supplicate

  3. 2 :  to call to witness :  invoke as a witness

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  supplicate

  6. 2 :  protest

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Origin and Etymology of obtest

Middle French obtester, from Latin obtestari, from ob- to, toward + testari to be a witness — more at ob-, testament

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to cast off or become cast off

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