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devest Meaning, Definition & Usage

De*vest" transitive verb
L. devestire to undress; de + vestire to dress: cf. OF. devestir, F. dévêtir. Cf. Divest.
imperfect & past participle Devested; present participle & verbal noun Devesting
  1. To divest; to undress. Shak.
  2. To take away, as an authority, title, etc., to deprive; to alienate, as an estate. ✍ This word is now generally written divest, except in the legal sense.
De*vest" intransitive verb
  1. (Law) To be taken away, lost, or alienated, as a title or an estate.

Webster 1913

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