vest
vest vb [Anglo-French vestir, literally, to clothe, from Old French, from Latin vestire]
vt
1 a: to place in the possession, discretion, or province of some person or authority
all legislative powers herein granted shall be vest ed in a Congress of the United StatesU.S. Constitution art. I
a timely notice of appeal vest s jurisdiction in the appeals court; specif: to give to a person a fixed and immediate right of present or future enjoyment of (as an estate)
an interest vest ed in the beneficiary
b: to grant or endow with a particular authority, right, or property
vest a judge with discretion
vi: to become vested; specif: to entitle one unconditionally to the payment of pension benefits upon termination or retirement
his pension interest will vest after ten years with the company compare mature

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

vest
I verb authorize, bestow upon, clothe, confer, consign, empower, enable, endow, entrust, establish, furnish, give authority, give control, invest, place authority, place control, put in possession, sanction associated concepts: contingently vested, estate vested subject to being divested, indefeasibly vested, vested estate, vested future estate, vested gift, vested in possession, vested interest, vested legacy, vested property right, vested remainder, vested remainder subject to open, vested right, vesting of title II index admit (give access), bestow, dedicate, empower

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


vest
v.
To accrue; to take effect; to bestow on someone; to give someone authority, power, or a right; to gain a legal right to something; to come into possession of something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


vest
To give unconditional right to title or ownership. (See also: vested)
Category: Employment Law & HR
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

vest
Has two meanings:
• An asset vests in a person when title to the asset is transferred to that person.
• A beneficial interest vests in a person when that person does not have to meet any conditions for the interest to take effect (see vested interest).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


vest
To give an immediate, fixed right of present or future enjoyment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


vest
To give an immediate, fixed right of present or future enjoyment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

vest
v.
   to give an absolute right to title or ownership, including real property and pension rights.
   See also: vested, vested remainder

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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