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Definitions for vested
ˈvɛs tɪdvest·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vestedadjective

    fixed and absolute and without contingency

    "a vested right"


  1. vestedadjective

    settled, fixed or absolute, with no contingencies.

  2. vestedadjective

    dressed or clothed, especially in vestments


  1. vested

    In law, vesting is the point in time when the rights and interests arising from legal ownership of a property is acquired by some person. Vesting creates an immediately secured right of present or future deployment. One has a vested right to an asset that cannot be taken away by any third party, even though one may not yet possess the asset. When the right, interest, or title to the present or future possession of a legal estate can be transferred to any other party, it is termed a vested interest. The concept can arise in any number of contexts, but the most common are inheritance law and retirement plan law. In real estate, to vest is to create an entitlement to a privilege or a right. For example, one may cross someone else's property regularly and unrestrictedly for several years, and one's right to an easement becomes vested. The original owner still retains the possession, but can no longer prevent the other party from crossing.


  1. vested

    Vested refers to having an absolute or secured right or title to something, often related to assets, benefits, powers, or property, typically after meeting certain conditions such as a specific period of time or performance requirements. In legal terms, it means that these rights cannot be taken away.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vested

    of Vest

  2. Vestedadjective

    clothed; robed; wearing vestments

  3. Vestedadjective

    not in a state of contingency or suspension; fixed; as, vested rights; vested interests

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vested in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vested in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of vested in a Sentence

  1. Roger Sherman:

    If the president alone was vested with the power of appointing all officers, and was left to select a council for himself, he would be liable to be deceived by flatterers and pretenders to patriotism

  2. Laura Ingraham:

    They have always been planning to run Hillary as president so the idea of Hillary being secretary of state and the Clinton Foundation getting donations from groups and countries including those in the Middle East that had a vested interest in turning policy a certain way, that goes to the very heart of the public’s concern about corruption in government.

  3. John Locke:

    Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society and made by the legislative power vested in it and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, arbitrary will of another man.

  4. Jason Stearns:

    The big question is whether this is part of a larger strategy of delaying elections, everyone who is in this new government has a vested interest in staying in government as long as possible.

  5. Hoshiyar Zebari:

    We have a vested interest in this deal because we believe it will reduce tensions. Basically we don't want Iraq to be a score-settling ground between the United States and Iran.

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