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.
the act or ceremony of crowning a sovereign
Origin of coronationMiddle English and Old French coronacion from Classical Latin coronatus, past participle of coronare, to crown from corona, crown
The act or ceremony of crowning a sovereign or the sovereign's consort.
Origin of coronationMiddle English coronacioun from Medieval Latin corōnātiō corōnātiōn- from Latin corōnātus past participle of corōnāre to crown from corōna crown ; see crown .
Napoleon I crowning Josephine as Empress
December 2, 1804
NounSee also: coronâtion
- 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.