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English definition of “be vested in sb/sth”

be vested in sb/sth

(also be vested with sth) formal phrasal verb with vest     /vest/ verb
If power or authority is vested in someone or something, or if they are vested with power or authority, it is officially given to them: Control has been vested in local authorities. He has been vested with the power/authority to implement whatever changes he sees fit.Giving, providing and supplying
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