Meaning of INVESTITURE
|Pronunciation: || ||in'vestichur|
| ||Definition:|| |
[n] the ceremony of installing a new monarch
INVESTITURE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.
| ||Synonyms:|| ||coronation, enthronement, enthronisation, enthronization|
| ||See Also:|| ||induction, initiation, installation|
|Webster's 1913 Dictionary|
| ||Definition:|| |
\In*ves"ti*ture\ (?; 135), n. [LL. investitura: cf.
1. The act or ceremony of investing, or the of being
invested, as with an office; a giving possession; also,
the right of so investing.
He had refused to yield up to the pope the
investiture of bishops. --Sir W.
2. (Feudal Law) Livery of seizin.
The grant of land or a feud was perfected by the
ceremony o? corporal investiture, or open delivery
of possession. --Blackstone.
3. That with which anyone is invested or clothed; investment;
While we yet have on Our gross investiture of mortal
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