Definition Of divest
deprive (someone) of power, rights, or possessions.
men are unlikely to be divested of power without a struggle
Example Of divest
She was divested of her gold medal minutes after winning the 800 m in the Seoul Asiad for crossing the lane.
But we can't give government the unilateral right to divest us of all our rights.
Croft got up and went out into the hall where Jeffries divested him of his lounging jacket and helped him into a black frock coat.
During the Nineties healthcare firms were keen to divest themselves of their interests in vaccines.
Forms of Christianity that essentially divest the faith of its classical, historical identity do not fare well.