[pre-stey-shuh n]

noun Law.

a payment in money or in services.
a duty to do or not do something in fulfillment of an obligation, or the performance of such a duty: The contract imposes reciprocal prestations upon the parties.

Nearby words

  1. pressurized suit,
  2. pressurized-water reactor,
  3. presswork,
  4. prest,
  5. prest money,
  6. prester john,
  7. presternum,
  8. prestidigitation,
  9. prestidigitator,
  10. prestige

Origin of prestation

< Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin praestation-, stem of praestatio ‘payment’ < Latin: warranty < praestatus (past participle of praestare ‘to perform, pay, give’) + -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for prestation

  • This practice is called "angary" or "prestation," and is by most jurists either condemned or regarded with disfavor.

    International Law|George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker