What is Devest?

Legal Definition
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
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary