American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To invest (someone) again with power or ownership; reinstate.
- v. To vest (power, for example) once again in a person or an agency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reclothe; cover again as with a garment.
- To invest; robe; clothe, especially in the vestments of state or office.
- To reinvest; vest again with ownership or office: as, to revesta magistrate with authority.
- To take possession of again; secure again as a possession or right.
- To take effect again, as a title; return to a former owner: as, the title or right revests in A after alienation.
- v. obsolete To dress (a priest or other religious figure) in ritual garments, especially to celebrate Mass or another service.
- v. To reclothe; to dress again.
- v. To return (property) to a former owner; to reinstate
- v. To re-award an office of authority
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To clothe again; to cover, as with a robe; to robe.
- v. To vest again with possession or office.
- v. To take effect or vest again, as a title; to revert to former owner.
- From Anglo-Norman revestier, revestre et al., Middle French revestir, and their source, Late Latin revestire, from Latin re- + vestīre ("to clothe"). (Wiktionary)
“They said, Thou revest upon the person thou lovest, iv.”
“They said, Thou revest upon the person thou lovest.”
“He even goes further than this, and expresses himself as believing in such a suit the Court will enter a decree absolutely annulling the deeds, which of course would revest the title in Mr. Chaloner.”
“/2/The reason sometimes offered is, that, by breaking bulk, the bailee determines the bailment, and that the goods at once revest in the possession of the bailor.”
“For, by a singular coincidence, the very day (29th December, 1837) on which Mr. Cartwright had moved to bring a bill into the House of Assembly to revest the clergy reserve in Her Majesty, Sir George Grey penned a despatch to Sir George Arthur, in which he disclaimed, on behalf of the”
“In 1832 and in 1833, bills to revest the clergy reserve lands in the Crown were read a second time, and, in 1834, one to that effect was finally passed, but was rejected by the”
“All these amendments, and several others, having been lost in Committee, the original resolution moved by Mr. Cartwright, to revest the clergy reserves in Her Majesty, for "the support of the Christian religion in this Province," was adopted by a majority of three or four.”
“Assembly went into Committee on a Bill to revest the reserves in the Imperial Parliament!”
“It required much tact and skill to break the ranks of the chief forces arrayed against the scheme to revest the reserves in the Crown -- a scheme distasteful to Canadians generally, and subversive of the legislative independence of Upper Canada.”
“They could not again openly bring in a bill (as they did last year) to revest the reserves in the Crown, in the face of the declarations of the Colonial Secretary, that --”
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