Investiture meaning

ĭn-vĕstĭ-cho͝or, -chər
The act or formal ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of a high office.
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The definition of an investiture is adorning or swearing in of a person for a position of authority or power.

An example of an investiture is the United States presidential inauguration ceremony.

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An adornment or cover.
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A formal investing as with an office, power, or authority, often with appropriate symbols or robes.
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Anything that clothes or covers; vesture.
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Ceremonial transfer of land to a tenant.
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That which invests or clothes; covering; vestment.
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The act of investing, as with possession or power; formal bestowal or presentation of a possessory or prescriptive right.
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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