Investive to Involucred
(In*vest"ive) a. Investing. [R.] Mir. for Mag.
1. The act of investing, or the state of being invested.
2. That with which anyone is invested; a vestment.
Whose white investments figure innocence.Shak.
3. (Mil.) The act of surrounding, blocking up, or besieging by an armed force, or the state of being so
The capitulation was signed by the commander of the fort within six days after its investments.Marshall.
4. The laying out of money in the purchase of some species of property; the amount of money invested,
or that in which money is invested.
Before the investment could be made, a change of the market might render it ineligible.A. Hamilton.
An investment in ink, paper, and steel pens.Hawthorne.
(In*vest"or) n. One who invests.
(In*ves"ture) n. Investiture; investment. [Obs.] Bp. Burnet.
(In*ves"ture), v. t. To clothe; to invest; to install. [Obs.] "Monks . . . investured in their copes."
(In*vet"er*a*cy) n. [From Inveterate.]
1. Firm establishment by long continuance; firmness or deep-rooted obstinacy of any quality or state
acquired by time; as, the inveteracy of custom, habit, or disease; usually in a bad sense; as, the inveteracy
of prejudice or of error.
An inveteracy of evil habits that will prompt him to contract more.A. Tucker.
2. Malignity; spitefulness; virulency.
The rancor of pamphlets, the inveteracy of epigrams, and the mortification of lampoons.Guardian.
(In*vet"er*ate) a. [L. inveteratus, p. p. of inveterare to render old; pref. in- in + vetus,
veteris, old. See Veteran.]
1. Old; long-established. [Obs.]
It is an inveterate and received opinion.Bacon.
2. Firmly established by long continuance; obstinate; deep-rooted; of long standing; as, an inveterate disease; an
Heal the inveterate canker of one wound.Shak.
3. Having habits fixed by long continuance; confirmed; habitual; as, an inveterate idler or smoker.
4. Malignant; virulent; spiteful. H. Brooke.