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Definition of "vested" []

  • Law Settled, fixed, or absolute; being without contingency: a vested right. (adjective)
  • Dressed or clothed, especially in ecclesiastical vestments. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vested" in a sentence
  • "In recent months, some Communist Party elites have privately debated the necessity of those reforms with renewed vigor; some of the discussion has crept into public discourse, and there are a growing number of attacks by intellectuals and former officials on what they call the "vested interests" that threaten to take China further down the road of crony capitalism."
  • "The big money insurance companies where you people's money are vested is the only ones who will benefit."
  • "I began to discover that certain vested interests involving the Huichol did not welcome outsiders."