What does the word vested mean?

Usage examples for vested

  1. Upon the left hand four made holiday Vested in purple, following the measure Of one of them with three eyes m her head. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  2. The eight oldest Fellows at any time in residence, together with the Master, have the government of the college vested in them. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  3. I went to bed in dull misery, longing to go to sleep and forget all my troubles of mind and body together; but while the body vested, the mind would not. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell