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.

Origin of vested

First recorded in 1665–75; vest + -ed2

Related forms

non·vest·ed, adjectiveun·vest·ed, adjective

Definition for vested (2 of 2)

vest

[ vest ]
/ vɛst /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Origin of vest

1375–1425; (noun) late Middle English < Italian veste robe, dress < Latin vestis garment; (v.) late Middle English < Middle French vestir < Latin vestīre to clothe, derivative of vestis; akin to wear

Related forms

vest·less, adjectivevest·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vested (1 of 2)

vested

/ (ˈvɛstɪd) /

adjective

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

British Dictionary definitions for vested (2 of 2)

vest

/ (vɛst) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

vestless, adjectivevestlike, adjective

Word Origin for vest

C15: from Old French vestir to clothe, from Latin vestīre, from vestis clothing
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