Pronounced: sib-uh-RIT-ick, adj

Notes: I have run across this word in reading (but I don’t remember where), but I didn’t know the meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word imprest means “a loan or advance of money”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

It is thought that our word, a noun, came from the obsolete verb imprest (to advance money to). That word came from the Italian word imprestare, which came from Medieval Latin imprestāre (to lend), which came from Latin im- plus praestāre (to tender; offer; present)

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