revest


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Revest \Re*vest"\, v. i.
   To take effect or vest again, as a title; to revert to former
   owner; as, the title or right revests in A after alienation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Revest \Re*vest"\ (r[=e]*v[e^]st"), v. t. [OF reverstir, F.
   rev[^e]tir, L. revestire; pref. re- re- + vestire to clothe,
   fr. vestis a garment. See Vestry, and cf. Revet.]
   1. To clothe again; to cover, as with a robe; to robe.
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            Her, nathless, . . . the enchanter
            Did thus revest and decked with due habiliments.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   2. To vest again with possession or office; as, to revest a
      magistrate with authority.
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