Webster 1913 Edition
Clothed; robed; wearing vestments.“The vested priest.”
Not in a state of contingency or suspension; fixed;
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.
an estate settled, to remain to a determined person, after the particular estate is spent.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Clothed; covered; closely encompassed.
2.a. Fixed; not in a state of contingency or suspension; as vested rights.
Vested legacy, in law, a legacy the right to which commences in presenti, and does not depend on a contingency, as a legacy to one, to be paid when he attains to twenty one years of age. This is a vested legacy, and if the legatee dies before the testator, his representative shall receive it.
Vested remainder, is where the estate is invariably fixed, to remain to a determinate person, after the particular estate is spent. This is called a remainder executed, by which a present interest passes to the party, though to be enjoyed in future.
See also: veșted
vested (comparative more vested, superlative most vested)
- (law) Settled, fixed or absolute, with no contingencies.
- (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought):
- Dressed or clothed, especially in vestments.
- The Pope, vested in mitre and cope, is greeted by a newly created Cardinal.
- simple past tense and past participle of vest