- to vest (someone) again with possession, power, or office; reinvest; reinstate
- to vest (office, powers, etc.) again
Origin of revestMiddle English revesten ; from Old French revestir ; from Late Latin revestire, to reclothe ; from Classical Latin re-, again + vestire, to clothe: see vest,
to become vested again (in); revert to a former owner or holder
transitive verbre·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.
(third-person singular simple present revests, present participle revesting, simple past and past participle revested)
- To reclothe; to dress again.
- To return (property) to a former owner; to reinstate
- To invest again with possession or office.
- to revest a magistrate with authority
revest - Legal Definition
To vest anew; to return title to the possession of the original proprietor or of the donor.