vested

[ ves-tid ]
/ ˈvɛs tɪd /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. vesta,
  2. vestal,
  3. vestal virgin,
  4. vestal virgins,
  5. vestavia hills,
  6. vested interest,
  7. vestee,
  8. vesterålen islands,
  9. vestiary,
  10. vestibular

Origin of vested

First recorded in 1665–75; vest + -ed2

Related formsnon·vest·ed, adjectiveun·vest·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unvested

vested

/ (ˈvɛstɪd) /

adjective

property law having a present right to the immediate or future possession and enjoyment of propertyCompare contingent
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Word Origin and History for unvested

vested

adj.

"established, secured, settled," 1766, past participle adjective from vest (v.).

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