Origin of vested
- dress; apparel.
- an outer garment, robe, or gown.
- an ecclesiastical vestment.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of vest
Examples from the Web for vested
Contemporary Examples of vested
Surely, for anyone with a vested interest in science, reason, and the idea of secular politics, this is deeply depressing news.Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times
November 28, 2014
Sure, Hooters may have a vested financial interests in breasts—or rather, a very specific type of breast.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon
October 16, 2014
Likewise, local pro-China Hongkongers with vested economic interests could have taken part.Hong Kong’s Triads Attack Protestors
October 4, 2014
“[Patients] have a vested interest in seeing the product developed,” he says.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
State governments have vested interests in wanting it this way.Disunited and Without States
January 4, 2014
Historical Examples of vested
Where the authority is vested in a board, that board is usually appointed by the governor.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
You have no vested interest to be imperilled by anything that I do.'Lord Kilgobbin
“They are the monied land-owners, the vested interests,” he put in.The Spoilers of the Valley
Bessie is just awake, and has come out to survey her vested belongings.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
Matters from the smallest to the greatest were vested in the local power.
Word Origin for vest
"established, secured, settled," 1766, past participle adjective from vest (v.).
1610s, "loose outer garment" (worn by men in Eastern countries or in ancient times), from French veste, from Italian vesta, veste "robe, gown," from Latin vestis, from vestire "to clothe" (see vest (v.)). The sleeveless garment worn by men beneath the coat was introduced by Charles II.
The King hath yesterday, in Council, declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes .... It will be a vest, I know not well how; but it is to teach the nobility thrift. [Pepys, "Diary," Oct. 8, 1666]