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de·vest

 (dĭ-vĕst′)
tr.v. de·vest·ed, de·vest·ing, de·vests
1. Law To take away (a right or possession, especially an interest that has vested, such as the right to an estate).
2. Archaic
a. To remove the clothing or covering of.
b. To deprive of a title, right, or item of property.

[Obsolete French desvestir, to undress, from Medieval Latin disvestīre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin vestis, garment; see wes- in Indo-European roots.]

devest

(dɪˈvɛst)
vb
(tr) a rare variant spelling of divest

di•vest

(dɪˈvɛst, daɪ-)

v.t.
1. to strip of clothing, ornament, etc.
2. to strip or deprive (someone or something), esp. of property or rights; dispossess.
3. to rid of or free from: to divest oneself of responsibility for a decision.
4. to take away (property, legal rights, etc.).
5.
a. to sell off.
b. to rid of through sale.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin dīvestīre= Latin dī- di-2 + vestīre to dress, vest]
di•ves′ti•ble, adj.

devest


Past participle: devested
Gerund: devesting

Imperative
devest
devest
Present
I devest
you devest
he/she/it devests
we devest
you devest
they devest
Preterite
I devested
you devested
he/she/it devested
we devested
you devested
they devested
Present Continuous
I am devesting
you are devesting
he/she/it is devesting
we are devesting
you are devesting
they are devesting
Present Perfect
I have devested
you have devested
he/she/it has devested
we have devested
you have devested
they have devested
Past Continuous
I was devesting
you were devesting
he/she/it was devesting
we were devesting
you were devesting
they were devesting
Past Perfect
I had devested
you had devested
he/she/it had devested
we had devested
you had devested
they had devested
Future
I will devest
you will devest
he/she/it will devest
we will devest
you will devest
they will devest
Future Perfect
I will have devested
you will have devested
he/she/it will have devested
we will have devested
you will have devested
they will have devested
Future Continuous
I will be devesting
you will be devesting
he/she/it will be devesting
we will be devesting
you will be devesting
they will be devesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been devesting
you have been devesting
he/she/it has been devesting
we have been devesting
you have been devesting
they have been devesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been devesting
you will have been devesting
he/she/it will have been devesting
we will have been devesting
you will have been devesting
they will have been devesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been devesting
you had been devesting
he/she/it had been devesting
we had been devesting
you had been devesting
they had been devesting
Conditional
I would devest
you would devest
he/she/it would devest
we would devest
you would devest
they would devest
Past Conditional
I would have devested
you would have devested
he/she/it would have devested
we would have devested
you would have devested
they would have devested
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The only way whereby any one devests himself of his Natural Liberty, and puts on the bonds of Civil Society is by agreeing with other Men to joyn and unite into a Community, for their comfortable, safe, and peaceable living one amongst another, in a secure Enjoyment of their Properties, and a greater Security against any that are not of it.