devest(redirected from devests)
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).
a. To remove the clothing or covering of.
b. To deprive of a title, right, or item of property.
(tr) a rare variant spelling of divest
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.).
a. to sell off.
b. to rid of through sale.
Past participle: devested