Definition of behest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

behest

 noun
noun
NAmE//bɪˈhɛst//
 
[singular]
 
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Idioms
at somebody's behest(old use or formal)
 
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because someone has ordered or requested it at the king's behest/at the behest of the king
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