Examples of investiture in a Sentence
the investiture of the Prince of Wales
the investiture of a new member of parliament
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During Monday’s investiture debate, Torra made clear his subservience to ex-Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, who is fighting extradition from Germany.
Four days ago, Barbara and Joe Auteri got married; between preparing for her own investiture Barbara has been helping Joe in and out of his Hugh de Payns outfit.
Torra spoke with defiance to Spanish authorities during his investiture speech Saturday, promising to continue the push for secession.
The awards will be given out by Queen Elizabeth II or a senior royal acting in her place during investitures at Buckingham Palace.
The awards will be given out by the queen or a senior royal acting in her place during investitures at Buckingham Palace later this summer.
And then Frank Daly will be ready for the investiture, bestowing upon this man from the Congo his proper priestly vestments.
When the civil-rights ombudsman, Adam Bodnar, challenged PiS’s reforms of the tribunal, including the dodgy investiture of three judges, his complaint was rejected by a panel that included two of the judges in question.
Following the Supreme Court ruling, Catalan parliament Speaker Roger Torrent announced the postponement of Friday’s investiture session.
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In its original meaning, an investiture was the clothing of a new officeholder in garments that symbolized power. The Middle Ages saw much debate over the investiture of bishops by kings and emperors. These rulers felt that high religious offices were theirs to give as rewards for someone's loyal service or as bribes for someone's future support; the popes, on the other hand, regarded these investitures as the improper buying and selling of church offices. The investiture struggle caused tension between popes and monarchs and even led to wars.
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Definition of investiture for English Language Learners
: a formal ceremony at which someone is placed in an office or given an official rank
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