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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Powerful vested interests will continue to push for a slowdown in Chinese climate action.
These whistle-blowers act in the public interest while threatening the vested interests of certain top managers.
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First Known Use of vested
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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