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Definition of vest in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


vest in

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

vest in somebody/something

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(of power, property, etc.) to belong to someone or something legally In the case of bankruptcy, the property shall vest in the trustee.

    vest something in somebody


    vest somebody with something

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