revest definition by Webster's New World
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- to vest (someone) again with possession, power, or office; reinvest; reinstate
- to vest (office, powers, etc.) again
Origin: Middle English revesten ; from Old French revestir ; from Late Latin revestire, to reclothe ; from Classical Latin re-, again plush vestire, to clothe: see vest,
to become vested again (in); revert to a former owner or holder
revest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
transitive verb re·vest·ed, re·vest·ing, re·vests
- To invest (someone) again with power or ownership; reinstate.
- To vest (power, for example) once again in a person or an agency.
revest - Legal Definition
To vest anew; to return title to the possession of the original proprietor or of the donor.