Examples of investiture in a Sentence
the investiture of the Prince of Wales
the investiture of a new member of parliament
Recent Examples of investiture from the Web
Prince William presents Victoria Beckham with an honor (April 2017) Victoria Beckham receives her OBE from the Duke of Cambridge during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.
The Catalan parliament has not set a date for the investiture vote, but the deadline is Jan. 31st.
Saturday’s decisions by the court came in response to a request filed by the central government led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to suspend the investiture session as long as Puigdemont was the candidate.
The first investiture vote for a new Catalan president must be held by Feb. 6.
His investiture came days after that of John J. O’Connor as archbishop of New York.
The formal investiture ceremony was held Friday afternoon at the Walter Edge Theater on the school’s Mays Landing campus.
In 1937, the anniversary of his investiture, Oct. 1, was declared the annual Fiesta Nacional del Caudillo.
In Thursday's investiture ceremony, Trump and his wife sat in the justice's guest seats next to retired Justice John Paul Stevens.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of investiture
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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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