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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Came  vested  all  in  white,  pure  as  her  mind. 
  With  ether  vested,  and  a  purple  sky.  --Dryden. 
  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. 
  Had  I  been  vested  with  the  monarch's  power.  --Prior. 
  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. 
  Empire  and  dominion  was  [were]  vested  in  him 
  4.  To  invest;  to  put  as  to  vest  money  in  goods,  land,  or 
  houses.  [R.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vested  \Vest"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Clothed;  robed;  wearing  vestments.  ``The  vested  priest.'' 
  2.  (Law)  Not  in  a  state  of  contingency  or  suspension;  fixed; 
  as  vested  rights;  vested  interests. 
  {Vested  legacy}  (Law),  a  legacy  the  right  to  which  commences 
  in  pr[ae]senti,  and  does  not  depend  on  a  contingency;  as 
  a  legacy  to  one  to  be  paid  when  he  attains  to  twenty-one 
  years  of  age  is  a  vested  legacy,  and  if  the  legatee  dies 
  before  the  testator,  his  representative  shall  receive  it 
  {Vested  remainder}  (Law),  an  estate  settled,  to  remain  to  a 
  determined  person,  after  the  particular  estate  is  spent. 
  --Blackstone.  --Kent. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  fixed  and  absolute  and  without  contingency;  "a  vested  right" 

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