- vestal virgin,
- vestal virgins,
- vestavia hills,
- vested interest,
- vesterålen islands,
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
Surely, for anyone with a vested interest in science, reason, and the idea of secular politics, this is deeply depressing news.
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|Emily Shire|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Likewise, local pro-China Hongkongers with vested economic interests could have taken part.
“[Patients] have a vested interest in seeing the product developed,” he says.
State governments have vested interests in wanting it this way.
You have no vested rights paramount to the rights of the commonwealth.The Arena|Various
In some countries, indeed, this power is vested in the Executive.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The supreme government is vested in the king, whose power seems to be completely absolute.A Voyage Round the World, from 1806 to 1812|Archibald Campbell
Then the supreme power was vested in Emperors, of whom there were fifty-five.Olive Leaves|Lydia Howard Sigourney
The tax-exempt organizations have a vested interest in the oppressive, inequitable, and wasteful federal-income-tax system.The Invisible Government|Dan Smoot
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]
early 15c., "to put in possession of a person," from Middle French vestir, from Medieval Latin vestire "to put into possession, to invest," from Latin vestire "to clothe," related to vestis "garment, clothing," from PIE *wes- "to clothe" (see wear). Related: Vested; vesting.