Behest is an ancient word: it is almost a thousand years old. It was formed from the prefix be- and the verb hātan (\"to command\" or \"to promise\"), and its Old English ancestor was used exclusively in the sense of \"promise,\" a now-obsolete meaning that continued on in Middle English especially in the phrase \"the land of behest.\" The \"command\" meaning of behest is also ancient but it's still in good use, typically referring to an authoritative order. Behest is now also used with a less weighty meaning; it can refer to an urgent prompting, as in \"a repeat performance at the behest of the troupe's fans.\"
\"bidding, command,\" Old English hæs \"bidding, behest, command,\" from Proto-Germanic *hait-ti-, from *haitan \"to call, name\" (see behest). With unetymological -t added in Middle English on model of other pairings (compare wist/wesan, also whilst, amongst, etc.; see amidst).
The term behest loan refers to a loan granted to individuals or corporations favored by a powerful government official despite their lack of qualifications to receive such a loan. It is a mechanism for graft and political corruption particularly used in authoritarian regimes, where financial institutions such as banks are placed under intense pressure to approve such loans \"at the behest\" of high officials. The term has historically been most associated with the cronies of Ferdinand Marcos, although other officials have also been accused of engaging in the practice. 
Every 30 minutes (real world time), a NPC called (camp name) battlewarden will appear on most Aetherytes and Aetherial gates, and up to fifteen players may join the behest. Five minutes after the NPC spawning, the behest will begin. If there are no players signed on that behest, the battlewarden will simply disappear.
Gameplay-wise, a Behest is much like a normal battlecraft Guildleve, even having the same usual 30 minutes timer. However, the difficulty level cannot be changed - with the monsters being around the same power as a 3 star monster on a battle leve - and there's no gimmick such as hidden creatures. Most behests also have some sort of Boss like monster at the end, being much stronger than the others.
The rewards for finishing a Behest are either gil or (very rarely) some sort of treasure. A player doesn't need to kill any monster to get the reward; just signing on for the Behest and staying until the end will make him eligible for the prize. Also, a player can forfeit and leave the behest group at any time speaking with the battlewarden again.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today apprehended a conspiracy at the behest of the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to disturb peace and destabilise Punjab ahead of elections. (The Punjab News Express)
Charitable donations, on their own, generally do not raise any government ethics concerns. However, when such donations are solicited by a public official, they raise the specter that the donor is attempting to curry favor with the public official. To that end, more than a dozen states and certain municipalities specifically regulate behested payments.
Behested payments may be subject to mere reporting requirements, whether on the part of the public official soliciting the payments or the donor. Other jurisdictions may ban behested payments altogether. Typically, such bans are targeted to lobbyists, employers or clients of lobbyists, government contractors, or some other category of prohibited sources. The liability for prohibited behested payments may fall on the public official soliciting the payment, the donor, or both. 59ce067264