Revest

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Revest To clothe again; to cover, as with a robe; to robe. "Her, nathless, . . . the enchanter
      Did thus revest and decked with due habiliments."
    • v. i Revest To take effect or vest again, as a title; to revert to former owner; as, the title or right revests in A after alienation.
    • Revest To vest again with possession or office; as, to revest a magistrate with authority.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • revest To reclothe; cover again as with a garment.
    • revest To invest; robe; clothe, especially in the vestments of state or office.
    • revest To reinvest; vest again with ownership or office: as, to revesta magistrate with authority.
    • revest To take possession of again; secure again as a possession or right.
    • revest To take effect again, as a title; return to a former owner: as, the title or right revests in A after alienation.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Revest rē-vest′ (Spens.) to clothe again: to vest again in a possession or office
    • v.i Revest to take effect again: to return to a former owner
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF reverstir, F. revêtir, L. revestire,; pref. re-, re- + vestire, to clothe, fr. vestis, a garment. See Vestry, and cf. Revet

Usage

In literature:

The company was dissolved, and all its powers were revested in the crown.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)" by John Marshall
His motion was to revest the reserves in the crown for religious purposes, but it was negatived by a vote of 30 to 7.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
***