devest

verb

de·​vest di-ˈvest How to pronounce devest (audio)
devested; devesting; devests

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of devest was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Devest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devest. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

devest

transitive verb
de·​vest di-ˈvest How to pronounce devest (audio)
: divest
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