Definition of Revest

1. v. t. To clothe again; to cover, as with a robe; to robe.



2. v. i. To take effect or vest again, as a title; to revert to former owner; as, the title or right revests in A after alienation.

Definition of Revest

1. Verb. (obsolete) To dress (a priest or other religious figure) in ritual garments, especially to celebrate Mass or another service. ¹

2. Verb. To reclothe; to dress again. ¹

3. Verb. To return (property) to a former owner; to reinstate ¹

4. Verb. To re-award an office of authority ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Revest

1. vest [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: vest

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Revest

revertable
revertant
revertants
reverted
revertee
revertees
revertent
reverter
reverters
revertible
reverting
revertive
reverts
revery
reves
revest (current term)
revested
revestiaries
revestiary
revesting
revestries
revestry
revests
revesture
revet
revetement
revetment
revetments
revets
revetted

Literary usage of Revest

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1. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Covenants for Title by William Henry Rawle (1887)
"As to this, it has been suggested that the recovery of damages upon the covenant for seisin will of itself operate at law to revest the title in the ..."

2. Cases Argued and Determined in the Court for the Trial of Impeachments and by George Caines, New York (State). Supreme Court (1807)
"This notion of a pledge, resting upon the performance of a condition, to revest the right as in the case of a mortgage, probably led to the decision in ..."

3. The Law of Mines and Mining in the United States by Daniel Moreau Barringer, John Stokes Adams (1911)
"... for breach of a condition, there in nothing upon which partition could operate until the happening of the event which would revest the title. III. ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopaedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield (1904)
"... the avoidance of an unconfined Mexican land grant,* or the happening of a condition subsequent which is to revest the United States with title. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Deeds: Their Form, Requisites, Execution by Robert Thomas Devlin (1887)
"Redelivery without intention to revest title. \ 305. Comments on these decisions. \ 306. Redelivery to the grantor for correction, acknowledgment, eto. ..."

6. Digest of the Decisions of the Courts of Common Law and Admiralty in the by Theron Metcalf, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins, George Ticknor Curtis (1863)
"... and a contemporaneous agreement was made that the bill of sale should be void and the title of the goods should revest in A, if he paid his debt within ..."

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