revest(redirected from revested)
tr.v. re·vest·ed, re·vest·ing, re·vests
1. To invest (someone) again with power or ownership; reinstate.
2. To vest (power, for example) once again in a person or an agency.
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(often foll by in) to restore (former power, authority, status, etc, to a person) or (of power, authority, etc) to be restored
[C16: from Old French revestir to clothe again, from Latin re- + vestīre to clothe; see vest]
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Past participle: revested
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