Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To deprive.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To deprive;, to take away; to withdraw. Usually spoken of an authority, power, property or title; as the estate Is devested. Devest is opposite to invest. As to invest signifies to deliver the possession of anything to another, so to devest signifies to take It away. Jacob. It is sometimes written "divest" but "devest" has the support of the best authority. BurrilL