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From Middle French devester (strip of possessions), from Old French desvestir, from des- (dis-) + vestir (to clothe)


devest (third-person singular simple present devests, present participle devesting, simple past and past participle devested)

  1. To divest; to undress.
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  2. (law, transitive) To take away, as an authority, title, etc., to deprive; to alienate, as an estate.
  3. (law, intransitive) To be taken away, lost, or alienated, as a title or an estate.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for devest in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




devest (Cyrillic spelling девест)

  1. (colloquial) ninety