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DEVEST Definition & Legal Meaning

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To deprive; to take away; to withdraw. Usually spoken of an authority,power, property, or title; as the estate is devested.Devest is opposite to invest. As to invest signifies to deliver the possession ofanything to another, so to devest signifies to take it away. Jacob.It is sometimes written “divest” but “devest” has the support of the best authority.


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