vest-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: provide (a person or group) with power or authority

They vested the council with the right of veto.
The Colorado General Assembly has vested the power to govern and
administer the School of Mines to the Board of Trustees.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Change_of_leadership
PropBank: vest.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: clothe formally (in ecclesiastical garments)

Before allowing himself to be vested in the pontifical robes, he prostrated
himself before the altar.
Such was the field to which the young priest was assigned after he
had been vested with the episcopal robes.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5