Definition of vest in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


vest in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb Legal processes
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Phrasal Verbs

vest in somebody


vest in something

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(law) (of power, property, etc.) to belong to somebody/something legally In the case of bankruptcy, the property shall vest in the trustee. See related entries: Legal processes

    vest something in somebody


    vest somebody with something

    [often passive] (formal)
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  1. 1to give somebody the legal right or power to do something Overall authority is vested in the Supreme Council. The Supreme Council is vested with overall authority.
  2. 2to make somebody the legal owner of land or property
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