Vest Vest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vesting}.] [Cf. L. vestire, vestitum, OF. vestir, F. v[^e]tir. See {Vest}, n.] 1. To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely. [1913 Webster]

Came vested all in white, pure as her mind. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

With ether vested, and a purple sky. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To clothe with authority, power, or the like; to put in possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow; -- followed by with before the thing conferred; as, to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death. [1913 Webster]

Had I been vested with the monarch's power. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. To place or give into the possession or discretion of some person or authority; to commit to another; -- with in before the possessor; as, the power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts. [1913 Webster]

Empire and dominion was [were] vested in him. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses. [R.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) To clothe with possession; as, to vest a person with an estate; also, to give a person an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment of; as, an estate is vested in possession. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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