vested right

noun

Legal Definition of vested right

: a right belonging completely and unconditionally to a person as a property interest which cannot be impaired or taken away (as through retroactive legislation) without the consent of the owner

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“Vested right.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/vested%20right. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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