be vested in sb/sthalso be vested with sth formal
— phrasal verb with vest uk /vest/ us /vest/ verb
"By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife." (= said by a minister or official marrying two people)
(Definition of “be vested in sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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