Definitions of investiture

  1. the ceremony of installing a new monarch Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The act or ceremony of investing, or the of being invested, as with an office; a giving possession; also, the right of so investing. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That with which anyone is invested or clothed; investment; clothing; covering. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act or right of giving legal possession. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The act or the right of investing or putting in possession: specifically, in the Old World, the right claimed by temporal rulers of investing bishops with authority within their dominions. The word is little used in the affairs of this country, in any sense. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Act of putting in possession. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act or right of investing or putting in possession; vesture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The act or right of giving legal possession; as applied to a R. Cath. Bishop, the act of giving the ring and crosier, the external signs of his dignity and office. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for investiture

  1. The investiture seemed a farce. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  2. He took castle after castle in that rich land, clearing the way for the investiture of Tours, which was his first great objective. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett