[ ree-vest ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to vest (a person) again, as with ownership or office; reinvest; reinstate.

  2. to vest (powers, office, etc.) again.

verb (used without object)
  1. to become vested again in a person; go back again to a former owner.

Origin of revest

1555–65; re- + vest (v.)

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British Dictionary definitions for revest


/ (riːˈvɛst) /

  1. (often foll by in) to restore (former power, authority, status, etc, to a person) or (of power, authority, etc) to be restored

Origin of revest

C16: from Old French revestir to clothe again, from Latin re- + vestīre to clothe; see vest

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