from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An advance or a loan of funds, especially for services rendered to a government.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A former and still occasional spelling of
impressed, preterit and past participle of impress.
- To advance on loan.
- noun A form of loan; money advanced. See the extract.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To advance on loan.
- noun A kind of earnest money; loan; -- specifically, money advanced for some public service, as in enlistment.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Allowing for the changes produced by time, I think sufficient analogy may be found between the ancient and modern uses of the words "imprest" and "debenture."
I know of no other use of the word "imprest" as a substantive; and though we see "debenture" often enough in railway reports, I cannot perceive the analogy between its meanings in the two cases.
Shi bi moar imprest if hi can wurk teh can opiner !
U an Bon Momme did such fantasticabulous immi-tashuns ov teh trolls taht ai was berri imprest butt nawt foolled
Ai haz an imprest wiv teh leepz nd bownds of awl teh bunnehz todai/nite !
Ai haz a imprest wif dat purr tew! fanks fur teh splort warning on dat wun, mai CHRG adn pertecktib gogglolz wer liefsabers!
July 18, 2008 at 8:59 am ai iz awlwayz imprest by teh intele…intule…smartnesz ov teh cheezpeepz! las wiek der waz a menshun ov Ariosto an ebberyone iz spoutin out laten todae.
I yam always sew imprest wif hao yew spel teh werds.
Am mutch imprest wit studying vice hahaha wit Max Lorenz!
Awe-imprest, and wonder-struck, she softly opened her side curtain to look after it.