[ pre-stey-shuhn ]

  1. a payment in money or in services.

  2. 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.

Origin of prestation

From Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin praestation-, stem of praestatio “payment,” from Latin: “warranty,” from praestatus (past participle of praestare “to perform, pay, give”) + -ion

Words Nearby prestation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use prestation in a sentence

  • 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