Definition of vest:
- An article of clothing covering the person; an outer garment; a vestment; a dress; a vesture; a robe.
- Any outer covering; array; garb.
- Specifically, a waistcoat, or sleeveless body garment, for men, worn under the coat.
- 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.
- 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.
- To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.
- 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.
- To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses.
- 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.
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- "Manners and Social Usages", Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood.
- "The Night Land", William Hope Hodgson.
The old sexton took a key from his vest, and opened a curious old oaken corner cupboard, upon whose shelves were ranged a variety of objects which gleamed out from their prison, and seemed to suggest that they had not been honestly come by.- "The Man with a Shadow", George Manville Fenn.