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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. Thou shalt see it shining in the arm that wields a pick or drives a spike; that democratic dignity which, on all hands, radiates without end from God; Himself!
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 1969 investiture, in particular, exposed painful divisions in Welsh-speaking Wales in a way that 1911 did not," he said.
Summary: Santiago - Upon instructions of HM king Mohammed VI, Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah, speaker of Morocco's House of Councilors (upper house) flied to Santiago to attend the investiture ceremony of the Chilean president-elect, Sebastian Pinera, due on Thursday.
<p>AaAa "The Moroccan people have closely followed theAa Mauritanian elections [which] were, according to local, regional and international human rights bodies, honest, transparent and led to credible results," El Fassi told the press following the investiture ceremony of President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz.
HELEN Mirren has banned any video footage or pictures being released of her investiture as a dame at Buckingham Palace on Friday.
The 20-year-old Prince was given the title by his mother 11 years before, but the Queen let it be known that the investiture would not be held until Charles was old enough to understand the title's significance.
THE head of MI5 was personally involved in setting up a wide-ranging surveillance programme of Welsh Nationalists before the Prince of Wales' investiture in 1969, we can reveal today.
OF course, Kevin Roberts ("Investiture was a great occasion", letters, August 21), we all like to celebrate and have fun and enjoyment, but to many, it's an excuse for over-indulging (food and drink!) and the true meaning and facts behind it are either lost or the "party poppers" were unaware what it all meant in the first place - Christmas (commencing in September) being a prime example.
In July 1969, the investiture of Charles took place at Caernarfon Castle, and 20-year-old Plen Evans, based at Ludlow, was hand-picked to be on duty.