Definition for vesting (2 of 2)
- 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 vesting
This blemish was avoided in the Canadian constitution by vesting all residuary powers in the central government and legislature.George Brown|John Lewis
What are the reasons for vesting Congress with the right to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States?
The rule with respect to the vesting of legacies payable out of real estate is somewhat different.The Curiosities and Law of Wills|John Proffatt
The responsibility of vesting any man or any woman with such power was immense.Great Ralegh|Hugh De Selincourt
On the right, a grand and costly crucifix looked down with life-like agony on the priests who were vesting in the sacristy.
British Dictionary definitions for vesting
Word Origin for vest
Word Origin and History for vesting (1 of 2)
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]