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Wordnet 3.0


1. fixed and absolute and without contingency;
- Example: "a vested right"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vest \Vest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vested; p. pr. & vb. n. Vesting.] [Cf. L. vestire, vestitum, OF. vestir, F. v[^e]tir. See Vest, n.] 1. To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely. [1913 Webster] Came vested all in white, pure as her mind. --Milton. [1913 Webster] With ether vested, and a purple sky. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Had I been vested with the monarch's power. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Empire and dominion was [were] vested in him. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 4. To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses. [R.] [1913 Webster] 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. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vested \Vest"ed\, a. 1. Clothed; robed; wearing vestments. "The vested priest." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Not in a state of contingency or suspension; fixed; as, vested rights; vested interests. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vested adj 1: fixed and absolute and without contingency; "a vested right"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "vested": appareled, arrayed, attired, bedecked, breeched, capped, chausse, clad, cloaked, clothed, coifed, confirmed, costumed, decked, deep-dyed, deep-engraven, deep-fixed, deep-grounded, deep-laid, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, dight, disguised, dressed, dyed-in-the-wool, embedded, embossed, endued, engrafted, engraved, entrenched, established, etched, firmly established, garbed, garmented, gowned, graven, habilimented, habited, hooded, implanted, impressed, imprinted, indelibly impressed, infixed, ingrained, ingrown, invested, inveterate, inwrought, liveried, long-established, mantled, old-line, on a rock, on bedrock, pantalooned, raimented, rigged out, robed, rooted, set, settled, shod, shoed, stabilized, tired, togged, tricked out, trousered, vestmented, well-established, well-founded, well-grounded, well-set, well-settled