investiture


in·ves·ti·ture

noun \in-ˈves-tə-ˌchr, -chər, -ˌtyr, -ˌtr\

: a formal ceremony at which someone is placed in an office or given an official rank

Full Definition of INVESTITURE

1
:  the act of establishing in office or ratifying
2
:  something that covers or adorns

Examples of INVESTITURE

  1. the investiture of the Prince of Wales
  2. <the investiture of a new member of parliament>

Origin of INVESTITURE

Middle English, from Medieval Latin investitura, from investitus, past participle of investire
First Known Use: 14th century

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