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'evetir. Cf. Divest.]


To divest; to undress.



To take away, as an authority, title, etc., to deprive; to alienate, as an estate.

⇒ This word is now generally written divest, except in the legal sense.


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De*vest", v. i. Law

To be taken away, lost, or alienated, as a title or an estate.


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