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vest - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'vest' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Vest [ n.]
- An article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe.
- Any outer covering; array; garb.
- Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat.
- To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.
- 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.
- 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.
- To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses.
- 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.
2 . Vest [ v. i.]
- To come or descend; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right; -- followed by in; as, upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law.

Meaning of 'vest' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . vest [ v]
Meaning (1):
- place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons
Example in sentence:
  • She vested her vast fortune in her two sons
Meaning (2):
- become legally vested
Example in sentence:
  • The property vests in the trustees
Meaning (3):
- provide with power and authority
Example in sentence:
  • They vested the council with special rights