vested: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ves'tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. held completely, permanently, and inalienably: vested rights.
  2. protected or established by law, commitment, tradition, ownership, etc.: vested contributions to a fund.
  3. clothed or robed, esp. in ecclesiastical vestments: a vested priest.
  4. having a vest; sold with a vest: a vested suit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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