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Divest

To deprive or take away.

Divest is usually used in reference to the relinquishment of authority, power, property, or title. If, for example, an individual is disinherited, he or she is divested of the right to inherit money. Similarly, an individual may be divested of his or her citizenship for Treason.

Divest is also spelled devest.

divest

verb attach, confiscate, depose, deprive, discharge, disendow, disentitle, dislodge, displace, dispossess, disrobe, disseize, distrain, drive out, evict, expel, expropriate, forfeit, lay bare, lay open, oust, reduce, relieve, remove, seize, strip, take away, uncover, unseat
Associated concepts: divesting of title, divestiture of rights
See also: adeem, confiscate, demote, denude, depose, deprive, despoil, diminish, disinherit, disown, dispossess, distrain, eject, eliminate, evict, excise, expose, levy, plunder, remove, unveil

divest

to take away an estate or interest in property vested in a person. See VESTING.
References in classic literature ?
So she divested herself of this pink raiment; in doing which a note fell out from her corsage, which she picked up with a smile, and locked into her dressing-box.
It would seem as though he had a changed or worn appearance in her eyes, and he perceived and resented it; for he said with renewed peevishness, when he had divested himself of his travelling-cloak, and had come to the fire:
Mrs Wilfer then solemnly divested herself of her handkerchief and gloves, as a preliminary sacrifice to preparing the frying-pan, and R.
He had divested himself of his brown paper parcel, but had made no alteration in his attire, and was, if possible, more loquacious than ever.
Bob knew all about this particular affair, and spoke of the sport with an enthusiasm which no one who is not either divested of all manly feeling, or pitiably ignorant of rat-catching, can fail to imagine.
The conference, Acting on Pope Francis' Call: Divestment and Investment in Care for Our Common Home, will focus on practical considerations, including case studies from organizations that have divested, building support for divestment, opportunities in renewable energy and communication strategies.
They had divested about EUR91bn last year after they faced a stress test from regulators.
For Ranbaxy, all products containing leuprorelin, marketed and supplied under the Eligard brand, will have to be divested.
The enemy property shall continue to vest in the Custodian till it is divested by the Central Government.
NEW YORK, August 24, 2010 (WAFA)- In a major victory for the international movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, the Norwegian government announced yesterday that it has divested from Lev Leviev's company Africa Israel Investments and its construction subsidiary Danya Cebus due to their construction of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
City Council President Eric Garcetti said the city's action is similar to what it did nearly two decades ago, when it divested from firms doing business in South Africa to protest apartheid.
This has led to a level of success, although some schools have divested from just a few companies instead of taking on many offenders.