[ ves-tid ]
/ ˈvɛs tɪd /


held completely, permanently, and inalienably: vested rights.
protected or established by law, commitment, tradition, ownership, etc.: vested contributions to a fund.
clothed or robed, especially in ecclesiastical vestments: a vested priest.
having a vest; sold with a vest: a vested suit.

Origin of vested

First recorded in 1665–75; vest + -ed2

Related forms

non·vest·ed, adjectiveun·vest·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for non-vested

  • State aid to non-vested schools was withdrawn as from 31st December, 1880.

    Our First Half-Century|Government of Queensland
  • Schools were 79 divided into two classes—vested and non-vested.

    Our First Half-Century|Government of Queensland

British Dictionary definitions for non-vested


/ (ˈvɛstɪd) /


property law having a present right to the immediate or future possession and enjoyment of propertyCompare contingent
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