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Behest is a noun that refers to an authoritative order.
Coming from Old English, our word of the day is related to the German word for ‘command.’ Here’s an example:
At the behest of our bank manager, we worked a few extra late hours this week. I’m no big fan of working extra hours, but when your boss makes an authoritative order, you follow it.