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divest vt

[Anglo-French devestir , literally, to undress, from Old French desvestir , from de(s) -, prefix marking reversal + vestir to dress, from Latin vestire ]
: to deprive or dispossess (oneself) of property through divestiture
diĀ·vestĀ·ment n

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.