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devest


devest


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devest  \De*vest"\,  v.  i.  (Law) 
  To  be  taken  away  lost,  or  alienated,  as  a  title  or  an 
  estate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Devest  \De*vest"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Devested};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Devesting}.]  [L.  devestire  to  undress;  de  +  vestire  to 
  dress:  cf  OF  devestir  F.  d['e]v[^e]tir.  Cf  {Divest}.] 
  1.  To  divest;  to  undress.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  take  away  as  an  authority,  title,  etc.,  to  deprive;  to 
  alienate,  as  an  estate. 
 
  Note:  This  word  is  now  generally  written  divest,  except  in 
  the  legal  sense