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Verb: vest  vest
  1. Provide with power and authority
    "They vested the council with special rights";
    - invest, enthrone
     
  2. Place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons
    "She vested her vast fortune in her two sons"
     
  3. Become legally vested
    "The property vests in the trustees"
     
  4. Clothe oneself in ecclesiastical garments
     
  5. Clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
    - robe
Noun: vest  vest
  1. [N. Amer, Austral] A man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
    - waistcoat [Brit]
     
  2. [Brit] A collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
    - singlet [Brit], undershirt [N. Amer], undervest [Brit]

Derived forms: vested, vesting, vests

Type of: apparel, change hands, change owners, clothe, dress, dress up, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, give, habilitate [archaic], instal, install, raiment [archaic], tog, undergarment, unmentionable

Part of: three-piece suit

Encyclopedia: Vest, Kentucky