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

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As your circle widens this year, these few will be more vested in your career direction and may even help steer with key introductions. Rebecca Gordon, Harper's BAZAAR, "Your Horoscope For the Year Ahead," 29 Dec. 2016 Regular income tax, though, is due on the amount withdrawn early from a traditional I.R.A. Many 401(k) plans allow participants to borrow up to half the vested balance, or $50,000, whichever is less. Kerry Hannon, New York Times, "The Cost of Going Back to School as an Adult," 5 June 2018 Taking out a loan against your 401(k) Most 401(k) retirement plans allow participants to borrow up to 50 percent of the vested balance in their account, or up to a maximum of $50,000. Josh Smith, USA TODAY, "Health care costs: 10 credit options to help manage the expenses involved," 16 Apr. 2018 Climate scientists now face a similar problem, often finding their conclusions confronted by misinformation and vested economic interests. John F. Ross, WSJ, "The Prophet of the Dust Bowl," 14 June 2018 About a half hour into the walk, one driver notices the yellow-vested faith walkers and taps four honks of approval. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "Donald Trump, urban violence and the struggle for Ten Point Coalition’s soul," 20 May 2018 As of Tuesday, Miller's vested share in the stock, Andeavor Logistics LP, was worth $4.1 million. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Sean Miller to forfeit $1 million if criminally charged or found guilty of NCAA violation," 3 Apr. 2018 For one year, a team can contact a vested veteran before teams have been notified of the player's termination via the player personnel notice if the player was not placed on waivers and the team releasing the player has publicly announced it. Khadrice Rollins,, "All the Changes to the NFL's Rules for Next Season: New Rules, Bylaws and Resolution for 2018," 28 Mar. 2018 The plan would deliver vested stock to Musk in multiple increments as the company approaches $650 billion in market value and hits other financial milestones. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Billions for Elon Musk? Tesla investors are OK with pay plan," 21 Mar. 2018

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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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