• Vested Definition & Synonyms
- (imp. & p. p.) of Vest
- (a.) Not in a state of contingency or suspension; fixed; as, vested rights; vested interests.
- (a.) Clothed; robed; wearing vestments.
• Vest Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.
- (n.) An article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat.
- (n.) To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses.
- (v. i.) To come or descend; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right; -- followed by in; as, upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law.
- (n.) Any outer covering; array; garb.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) 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.
• Vested school Definition & Synonyms
- () In Ireland, a national school which has been built by the aid of grants from the board of Commissioners of National Education and is secured for educational purposes by leases to the commissioners themselves, or to the commissioners and the trustees.