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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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investiture

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

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

investiture

[ɪnˈvestɪtʃəʳ] Ninvestidura f
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investiture

[ɪnˈvɛstɪtʃər] ninvestiture f
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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, …
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investiture

[ɪnˈvɛstɪtʃəʳ] ninvestitura
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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.
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The area of reform in France targeted by the papacy was extensive: simony, lay investiture, and nicolaitism.
Hugh's duty was to preside at councils in Northern France, particularly concerning issues of clerical marriage, simony, and lay investiture. The records of these councils and other judgments made by Hugh provide a window into concerns in this time of reform in which the popes attempted to wrest control of ecclesiastical property and offices from the local lords.
While his account of monarchical Catholicism occasionally flirts with caricature, particularly with regard to the lay investiture controversy and the teaching of Vatican I, he offers an informed and careful reading of the various strands of conciliarist thought.