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investiture

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noun in·ves·ti·ture \in-ˈves-tə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Simple Definition of investiture

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of investiture

  1. 1 :  the act of establishing in office or ratifying

  2. 2 :  something that covers or adorns

Examples of investiture in a sentence

  1. the investiture of the Prince of Wales

  2. <the investiture of a new member of parliament>



Origin and Etymology of investiture

Middle English, from Medieval Latin investitura, from investitus, past participle of investire


First Known Use: 14th century


Law Dictionary

investiture

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noun in·ves·ti·ture \in-ˈves-tə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r\

Legal Definition of investiture

  1. 1 :  the act of establishing in office

  2. 2 :  livery of seisin





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