Devested
Devest De*vest", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devesting}.] [L. devestire to undress; de + vestire to dress: cf. OF. devestir, F. d['e]v[^e]tir. Cf. {Divest}.] 1. To divest; to undress. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To take away, as an authority, title, etc., to deprive; to alienate, as an estate. [1913 Webster]

Note: This word is now generally written divest, except in the legal sense. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • devested — v. strip, denude, remove clothing or other covering; dispossess, deprive of; get rid of; transfer rights; cancel rights (also divest) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Devest — De*vest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devesting}.] [L. devestire to undress; de + vestire to dress: cf. OF. devestir, F. d[ e]v[^e]tir. Cf. {Divest}.] 1. To divest; to undress. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take away, as an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devesting — Devest De*vest , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devesting}.] [L. devestire to undress; de + vestire to dress: cf. OF. devestir, F. d[ e]v[^e]tir. Cf. {Divest}.] 1. To divest; to undress. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take away, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devest — də̇ˈvest, (ˈ)dēˈ verb Etymology: Middle French desvestir, devestir, from Medieval Latin disvestire, from Latin dis + vestire to dress, from vestis garment more at wear transitive verb 1. a. obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

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