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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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IMPRESTABLE, adj. Impossible to perform, impracticable.Sc. 1722 R. Wodrow Sufferings iii. v. § 4:
The Council in their good Mood, would offer the Country People their Life, upon Acknowledgments and Declarations, which at first View seem very low and reasonable; but if narrowly considered, these were imprestable by the People to whom they were made.

[In O.Sc. from 1662. From im-, neg. pref. + Prestable.]

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