A ceremony in which the new queen is crowned is an example of a coronation.
Origin of coronationMiddle English and amp; Old French coronacion ; from Classical Latin coronatus, past participle of coronare, to crown ; from corona, crown
Origin of coronationMiddle English coronacioun, from Medieval Latin cor&omacron;nati&omacron;, cor&omacron;nati&omacron;n-, from Latin cor&omacron;natus, past participle of cor&omacron;nare, to crown, from cor&omacron;na, crown; see crown.
Napoleon I crowning Josephine as Empress
December 2, 1804
- The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.
- (figuratively) A success in the face of little or no opposition.