The definition of a behest is a command or a strong request.(noun)
An example of behest is a commander's order that soldiers march in a straight line.
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Origin: ME bihest (with unhistoric -t) < OE behæs, a vow: see be- & hest
See behest in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English bihest, vow
Origin: , from Old English behǣs; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots.
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