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in·ves·ti·ture

 (ĭn-vĕs′tĭ-cho͝or′, -chər)
n.
1. The act or formal ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of a high office.
2. An adornment or cover.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin investītūra, from Latin investīre, to clothe; see invest.]

investiture

(ɪnˈvɛstɪtʃə)
n
1. the act of presenting with a title or with the robes and insignia of an office or rank
2. (Historical Terms) (in feudal society) the formal bestowal of the possessory right to a fief or other benefice
3. a less common word for investment7
inˈvestitive adj

in•ves•ti•ture

(ɪnˈvɛs tɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)

n.
1. the act or process of investing, as with a rank, office, or title.
2. the state of being invested, as with a garment, quality, etc.
3. something that covers or adorns.
4. Archaic. something that invests.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin investītūra]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.investiture - the ceremony of installing a new monarchinvestiture - the ceremony of installing a new monarch
induction, initiation, installation - a formal entry into an organization or position or office; "his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"; "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"
2.investiture - the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
promotion - act of raising in rank or position

investiture

noun installation, ordination, inauguration, investment, investing, admission, induction, enthronement, instatement Edward VIII's investiture as Prince of Wales in 1911

investiture

noun
The act or process of formally admitting a person to membership or office:
Translations
investitura
indsættelseinvestitur
hátíîleg embættis-/heiîursveiting
investitúra
rütbe verme/atama töreni

investiture

[ɪnˈvestɪtʃəʳ] Ninvestidura f

investiture

[ɪnˈvɛstɪtʃər] ninvestiture f

investiture

n (of president etc)(feierliche) Einsetzung f, → Amtseinführung f; (of royalty)Investitur f; (of honour)Verleihung f; (= occasion)Auszeichnungsfeier f; after his investiture with the VC, …nachdem ihm das Viktoriakreuz verliehen worden war, …

investiture

[ɪnˈvɛstɪtʃəʳ] ninvestitura

invest2

(inˈvest) verb
to establish (a person) officially in a position of authority etc. The governor will be invested next week.
inˈvestiture (-titʃə) noun
(a ceremony of) giving (the robes etc of) high rank or office to someone.
References in classic literature ?
Immemorial to all his order, this investiture alone will adequately protect him, while employed in the peculiar functions of his office.
But this august dignity I treat of, is not the dignity of kings and robes, but that abounding dignity which has no robed investiture.
This occurred shortly after Toby's disappearance; and, were it not that from the first moment I had entered the valley the natives had treated me with uniform kindness, I should have supposed that their conduct afterwards was to be ascribed to the fact that I had received this sacred investiture.
This investiture of the grotesque and impossible with reality, he looked upon as a trick - a skilful trick at best.
Guests at the investiture included Dr Ng, LG Lim, Permanent Secretary for Defence Development Mr Neo Kian Hong, Chief of Army Major-General Melvyn Ong, as well as other senior government officials and military officers from Singapore and Indonesia.
Udofia, who stated this on Saturday, during the investiture of Awolowo Dosumu by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun State chapter, held at the Obafemi Awolowo Memorial Anglican Church, Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State, stated that the honour was a reward for her service to God and humanity.
Dr Wouhra said the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace had been "a magnificent occasion - and particularly so as my family were there to witness it.
As part of the 1969 Investiture Year and Croeso 69, the Rep staged a special production of Siwan in June, the month before the Investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales in Caernarfon Castle.
Then, on November 25, news broke that Mr Odinga had rejected the investiture because it would hurt his national stature, international image and status as a respecter of the rule of law.
The rod, ring, sword and crown worn by Prince Charles at his 1969 investiture has been "sitting in a vault beneath St James' Palace" for 50 years, Tory MP Michael Fabricant (Lichfield) claimed.
During the investiture ceremonies, James accompanies a string quartet but also plays up to eight solo pieces, providing background music as the hour-long ceremony takes place.
Dr Sarah Pape, executive headteacher Lesley Powell and glassmaker Brian Jones picked up their gongs fromPrince Charlesat an investiture ceremony on Thursday.