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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vested; p. pr. & vb. n. Vesting.]
 1. To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.
    Came vested all in white, pure as her mind.   --Milton.
    With ether vested, and a purple sky.   --Dryden.
 2. To clothe with authority, power, or the like; to put in possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow; -- followed by with before the thing conferred; as, to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death.
    Had I been vested with the monarch's power.   --Prior.
 3. To place or give into the possession or discretion of some person or authority; to commit to another; -- with in before the possessor; as, the power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts.
    Empire and dominion was [were] vested in him.   --Locke.
 4. To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses.  [R.]
 5. Law To clothe with possession; as, to vest a person with an estate; also, to give a person an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment of; as, an estate is vested in possession.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vest·ed a.
 1. Clothed; robed; wearing vestments.  “The vested priest.”
 2. Law Not in a state of contingency or suspension; fixed; as, vested rights; vested interests.
 Vested legacy Law, a legacy the right to which commences in praesenti, and does not depend on a contingency; as, a legacy to one to be paid when he attains to twenty-one years of age is a vested legacy, and if the legatee dies before the testator, his representative shall receive it. --Blackstone.
 Vested remainder Law, an estate settled, to remain to a determined person, after the particular estate is spent.  --Blackstone. --Kent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : fixed and absolute and without contingency; "a vested right"