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be vested in sb/sth

( also be vested with sth) formal
verb uk phrasal verb with vest   /vest/ us  
If power or authority is vested in someone or something, or if someone or something is vested with power or authority, it is officially given to him, her, or it: Control has been vested in local authorities. He has been vested with the power/authority to implement whatever changes he sees fit.
Translations of “be vested in sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (權力等)歸屬於, 擁有,被賦予(權力)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (权力等)归属于, 拥有,被赋予(权力)…
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