investiture: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in-ves'ti-chur, -choor"), [key]
- the act or process of investing.
- the formal bestowal, confirmation, or presentation of rank, office, or a possessory or prescriptive right, usually involving the giving of insignia or an official title.
- the state of being invested, as with a garment, quality, or office.
- something that covers or adorns.
- something that invests.
- investiture (Thesaurus)