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GEST, noun [Latin gestum, from gero, to carry, to do.]

1. A deed, action or achievement.

2. Show; representation.

3. A state in travelling; so much of a journey as is made without resting; or properly, a rest; a stop.

4. A roll or journal of the several days and stages prefixed, in the journeys of the English kings, many of which are extant in the herald's office.