Vest"ed (?), a.

1.

Clothed; robed; wearing vestments.

"The vested priest."

Milton.

2. Law

Not in a state of contingency or suspension; fixed; as, vested rights; vested interests.

Vested legacy Law, a legacy the right to which commences in praesenti, and does not depend on a contingency; as, a legacy to one to be paid when he attains to twenty-one years of age is a vested legacy, and if the legatee dies before the testator, his representative shall receive it. Blackstone. -- Vested remainder Law, an estate settled, to remain to a determined person, after the particular estate is spent. Blackstone. Kent.

 

© Webster 1913.

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