tr.v. de·vest·ed, de·vest·ing, de·vests
1. Law To take away (a right or possession, especially an interest that has vested, such as the right to an estate).
a. To remove the clothing or covering of.
b. To deprive of a title, right, or item of property.
[Obsolete French desvestir, to undress, from Medieval Latin disvestīre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin vestis, garment; see wes-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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