Definition for DE-VEST'

DE-VEST', v.t. [Fr. devêtir; de and vêtir, to clothe, L. vestio, id., vestis, a vest, a garment. Generally written divest.]

  1. To strip; to deprive of clothing or arms; to take off. – Denham.
  2. To deprive; to take away; as, to divest a man or nation of rights. [See Divest.]
  3. To free from; to disengage.
  4. In law, to alienate, as title or right.

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