The definition of vested is a legal right or position has been secured or put into force.
When a pension has become guaranteed and you are definitely entitled to it, this is an example of a pension that would be described as vested.
- clothed; robed, esp. in church vestments
- including a vest (): said of a man's suit
- Law not contingent upon anything; fixed; settled; absolute: a vested right
Origin of vestedpast participle of vest
- Law Settled, fixed, or absolute; being without contingency: a vested right.
- Having full ownership rights, especially after certain conditions such as a period of service, have been met: vested stock options; an employee vested in a retirement account.
- Dressed or clothed, especially in ecclesiastical vestments.
(comparative more vested, superlative most vested)
- Simple past tense and past participle of vest.
vested - Legal Definition
An unconditional right of current or future enjoyment of title to and actual possession of property, whether personal or real. See also contingent.vested estate
. See estate.vested interest
A current right or title to possess a thing, even though the actual possession may not take place until sometime in the future.vested remainder
A property in the estate of a deceased that is limited to a certain specified person, whose enjoyment of same may be deferred to some future time.