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revest

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

1555–65; re- + vest (v.)
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Examples from the Web for revest

Historical Examples

  • His motion was to revest the reserves in the crown for religious purposes, but it was negatived by a vote of 30 to 7.

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    Egerton Ryerson


British Dictionary definitions for revest

revest

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

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