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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·vest v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invested; p. pr. & vb. n. Investing.]
 1. To put garments on; to clothe; to dress; to array; -- opposed to divest. Usually followed by with, sometimes by in; as, to invest one with a robe.
 2. To put on. [Obs.]
    Can not find one this girdle to invest.   --Spenser.
 3. To clothe, as with office or authority; to place in possession of rank, dignity, or estate; to endow; to adorn; to grace; to bedeck; as, to invest with honor or glory; to invest with an estate.
    I do invest you jointly with my power.   --Shak.
 4. To surround, accompany, or attend.
    Awe such as must always invest the spectacle of the guilt.   --Hawthorne.
 5. To confer; to give. [R.]
    It investeth a right of government.   --Bacon.
 6. Mil. To inclose; to surround or hem in with troops, so as to intercept reinforcements of men and provisions and prevent escape; to lay siege to; as, to invest a town.
 7. To lay out (money or capital) in business with the view of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : officially endowed with authority or power; "by the
            Constitution...the president is invested with
            certain...powers"- John Marshall [syn: invested with]