Investiture Definition

ĭn-vĕstĭ-cho͝or, -chər
noun
A formal investing as with an office, power, or authority, often with appropriate symbols or robes.
Webster's New World
Anything that clothes or covers; vesture.
Webster's New World
Ceremonial transfer of land to a tenant.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Investiture

Noun

Singular:
investiture
Plural:
investitures

Origin of Investiture

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin investītūra from Latin investīre to clothe invest

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French investiture, from Medieval Latin investītūra.

    From Wiktionary

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