- The definition of coronation is the ceremony of crowning royalty.
A ceremony in which the new queen is crowned is an example of a coronation.
coronation definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French coronacion ; from Classical Latin coronatus, past participle of coronare, to crown ; from corona, crown
coronation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English coronacioun, from Medieval Latin corōnātiō, corōnātiōn-, from Latin corōnātus, past participle of corōnāre, to crown, from corōna, crown; see Crown .