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frist

n.

"a space of time," Old English frist, first "space of time" (cf. Old Frisian first, Old High German frist, Old Norse frest). As a verb, meaning "delay," from early 13c.

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  • Fryst, or frist; to postpone possession or action,—the opposite of tryst.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford

    Samuel Rutherford