1. To promise; to vow. "Behight by vow unto the chaste Minerve." (Surrey)
3. To adjudge; to assign by authority. "The second was to Triamond behight." (Spenser)
Origin: OE. Bihaten, AS. Behatan to vow, promise; pref. Be- + hatan to call, command. See Hight.
(01 Mar 1998)
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