transitive verb pre·state \prēˈstāt\

Definition of prestate

  1. 1 Roman & civil law :  perform :  furnish pursuant to an obligation :  undertake

  2. 2 Roman & civil law :  guarantee, indemnify

  3. 3 Roman & civil law :  to support by oath

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Origin and Etymology of prestate

Latin praestatus, past participle of praestare to be responsible for, perform, pay, give — more at prest

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a trip made at another's expense

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