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1. Law Settled, fixed, or absolute; being without contingency: a vested right.
2. Having full ownership rights, especially after certain conditions such as a period of service, have been met: vested stock options; an employee vested in a retirement account.
3. Dressed or clothed, especially in ecclesiastical vestments.


(Law) property law having a present right to the immediate or future possession and enjoyment of property. Compare contingent


(ˈvɛs tɪd)

1. held completely, permanently, and inalienably: vested rights.
2. protected or established by law, tradition, etc.: vested contributions to a fund.
3. robed, esp. in ecclesiastical vestments.
4. having a vest; sold with a vest: a vested suit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vested - fixed and absolute and without contingency; "a vested right"
unconditional, unconditioned - not conditional; "unconditional surrender"


[ˈvestɪd] ADJ [right] → inalienable
vested interestinterés m personal
to have a vested interest in sthtener un interés personal en algo
vested interestsintereses mpl creados
References in classic literature ?
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
The last clause of the eighth section of the first article of the plan under consideration authorizes the national legislature "to make all laws which shall be NECESSARY and PROPER for carrying into execution THE POWERS by that Constitution vested in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof"; and the second clause of the sixth article declares, "that the Constitution and the laws of the United States made IN PURSUANCE THEREOF, and the treaties made by their authority shall be the SUPREME LAW of the land, any thing in the constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."
M'Dougal undertook to comply; assuming the whole management of the negotiation in virtue of the power vested in him, in case of the non-arrival of Mr.
He has been accused of availing himself of a wrong construction of powers vested in him at his own request, and of sacrificing the interests of Mr.
Among a people consolidated into one nation, this supremacy is completely vested in the national legislature.
"The herd goes in that direction because the animal in front leads it and the collective will of all the other animals is vested in that leader." This is what historians of the first class say- those who assume the unconditional transference of the people's will.
A person who receives property subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture in connection with the performance of services his two choices: (1) report the income when the property becomes vested or (2) elect within 30 days of the receipt to report the property as income in the year of receipt.
Classified as a non-qualified stock option, each has an exercise price equal to the fair market value on the date granted, a ten year term which vests over four years and 25% vesting on the first anniversary of the employee's date of employment while another 2.0833% vesting each month after that until fully vested, Blue Coat said.
Therefore, an elective deferral would normally be fully vested and payable in the event of preretirement termination of employment for virtually any reason.