instanter

[in-stan-ter]
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Origin of instanter

1680–90; < Latin: urgently, insistently, equivalent to instan(t-) instant + -ter adv. suffix
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Examples from the Web for instanter

Historical Examples of instanter

  • No, my lad, I'm not going to operate on you instanter, but I do want my reflector.

    The Leopard Woman

    Stewart Edward White

  • "You must duck, instanter, when you hear me call," said Will.

    Cricket at the Seashore

    Elizabeth Westyn Timlow

  • This was a masterly woman, and instanter she took the tide upon the flood.

    Once Aboard The Lugger

    Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson

  • But instanter our fears and the mystery of the appearance were dispelled, for it was my brother.

  • Wherefore, I think it were well that we set about doing what we decide to do instanter.

    My Dark Companions

    Henry M. Stanley


British Dictionary definitions for instanter

instanter

adverb
  1. law without delay; (in connection with pleading) the same day or within 24 hours

Word Origin for instanter

C17: from Latin: urgently, from instans instant
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