devest

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verb de·vest \di-ˈvest\

Definition of devest

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  divest

Origin and Etymology of devest

Middle French desvestir, from Medieval Latin disvestire, from Latin dis- + vestire to clothe — more at 2vest


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devest

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transitive verb de·vest \di-ˈvest\

Legal Definition of devest

  1. :  divest

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