vested

adjective vest·ed \ ˈve-stəd \

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

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First Known Use of vested

1766


Law Dictionary

vested

adjective vest·ed \ ˈves-təd \

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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