1. To clothe with, or as with, a vestment, or garment; to dress; to robe; to cover, surround, or encompass closely.
"Came vested all in white, pure as her mind." -- Milton.
"With ether vested, and a purple sky." -- Dryden.
2. To clothe with authority, power, or the like; to put in possession; to invest; to furnish; to endow; -- followed by with before the thing conferred; as, to vest a court with power to try cases of life and death.
"Had I been vested with the monarch's power." -- Prior.
3. To place or give into the possession or discretion of some person or authority; to commit to another; -- with in before the possessor; as, the power of life and death is vested in the king, or in the courts.
"Empire and dominion was [were] vested in him." -- Locke.
4. To invest; to put; as, to vest money in goods, land, or houses. [R.]
5. (Law) To clothe with possession; as, to vest a person with an estate; also, to give a person an immediate fixed right of present or future enjoyment of; as, an estate is vested in possession. Bouvier.