vest·​ed | \ ˈve-stəd How to pronounce vested (audio) \

Definition of vested

1 : fully and unconditionally guaranteed as a legal right, benefit, or privilege the vested benefits of the pension plan
2 : having a vest a vested suit

Examples of vested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a vested veteran, Scandrick is expected to be signed by a team after the first game when his contract wouldn't be guaranteed for the season. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' visit for Orlando Scandrick canceled," 3 Sep. 2019 As a vested veteran, Brown will be guaranteed this year’s salary of more than $14 million in the form of termination pay. Michael Nowels, The Mercury News, "Raiders’ Antonio Brown will play Monday night against Denver, Gruden says," 6 Sep. 2019 WR Jaron Brown, Seahawks Another vested vet, Brown reportedly was released for cost-saving reasons Saturday as the Seahawks needed to clear cap space after trading for Jadeveon Clowney. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions should look at these 7 players after Saturday's cuts," 1 Sep. 2019 Then, last week, a team of yellow-vested workers appeared and dug up the pipes that had been funneling poison into Benton’s tidy gray clapboard home. Griff Witte, Washington Post, "In Flint, suspicions of the water — and of Democratic candidates — run deep," 29 July 2019 On a recent visit to his land, Appleton scowled at two orange-vested workers hacking at the vegetation with power tools. Los Angeles Times, "This activist bought 4.5 acres of the L.A. River just to have a stake in its revitalization," 5 Aug. 2019 Then in April, the agency began a crackdown in which police and yellow-vested managers swarm the downtown stations at dawn, then stand at the fare gates for hours. Rachel Swan,, "Needles on wane in BART trains and stations, another sign of fentanyl’s rise," 7 July 2019 In exchange, Stanford wants the county to grant it vested development rights and to repeal two ordinances that require the university to pay affordable housing fees and designate 16 percent of new housing developments to affordable units. Thy Vo, The Mercury News, "Stanford offers $4.7 billion package as part of its proposed expansion," 24 June 2019 Eco3d offers multiple insurance options, and a 401(k) match that is available and vested on day one of employment. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "Small Company Rankings," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of vested

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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vest·​ed | \ ˈves-təd How to pronounce vested (audio) \

Legal Definition of vested

1 : fully and absolutely established as a right, benefit, or privilege : not dependent on any contingency or condition specifically : not subject to forfeiture if employment terminates before retirement vested pension benefits
2 : having a vested interest a vested employee a vested beneficiary

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