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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 ?
But this august dignity I treat of, is not the dignity of kings and robes, but that abounding dignity which has no robed investiture.
Immemorial to all his order, this investiture alone will adequately protect him, while employed in the peculiar functions of his office.
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.
The Queen hosts the large majority of investitures but shares the role with the Prince of Wales and the Princess Royal.
But Caernarfon in particular was thrust into the spotlight twice in the 20th century as the venue for the constitutional theatre of the 1911 and 1969 investitures.
THIS exhaustive, academic but readable study of the two formal investitures of the Princes of Wales during the 20th century exposes the political nature of both occasions.
It was the 40th anniversary of the first Order of Canada investitures in 1967.