prestation

noun
pres·​ta·​tion | \ preˈstāshən \
plural -s

Definition of prestation

1 feudal law : a rent, tax, or due paid in kind or in services (as in return for the lord's warrant or authority for taking wood)
2 civil law : a performance of something due upon an obligation

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History and Etymology for prestation

Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin praestation-, praestatio required payment, from Latin, warranty, from praestatus (past participle of praestare to be responsible for, perform, pay, give) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Prestation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prestation. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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