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revest

[ree-vest] /riˈvɛst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to vest (a person) again, as with ownership or office; reinvest; reinstate.
2.
to vest (powers, office, etc.) again.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become vested again in a person; go back again to a former owner.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; re- + vest (v.)
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revest

/riːˈvɛst/
verb
1.
(often foll by in) to restore (former power, authority, status, etc, to a person) or (of power, authority, etc) to be restored
Word Origin
C16: from Old French revestir to clothe again, from Latin re- + vestīre to clothe; see vest
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