from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Law Settled, fixed, or absolute; being without contingency: a vested right.
- adj. Dressed or clothed, especially in ecclesiastical vestments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. : (law) settled, fixed or absolute, with no contingencies.
- adj. : dressed or clothed, especially in vestments
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of vest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Clothed; robed; wearing vestments.
- adj. Not in a state of contingency or suspension; fixed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Clothed; especially, wearing, or having assumed, state robes or some ceremonial costume: as, a vested choir.
- In heraldry, clothed; draped: used especially when the clothing is of a different tincture from the rest of the bearing. This blazon is more usual when only a part of the body is represented. Also clothed.
- Not in a state of contingency or suspension: fixed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. fixed and absolute and without contingency
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