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vested :: legal definition


Vested - adj. referring to having an absolute right or title, when previously the holder of the right or title only had an expectation. Example: after 20 years of employment Larry Loyal's pension rights are now vested.

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mortgage :: n. a document in which the owner pledges his/her/i ... losure notice of default trust deed
nominal party :: n. a defendant or a plaintiff included in a lawsui ... ed. See also: necessary party party
rule against perpetuities :: n. the legal prohibition against tying up property ... . See also: restraint on alienation
tenancy by the entirety :: n. joint ownership of title by husband and wife, i ... ee also: community property tenancy
use :: n. the right to enjoy the benefits of real propert ... ay it is only of academic interest.
vested remainder :: n. the absolute right to receive title after a pre ... pass to him. See also: vest vested

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