Meaning of investiture

in•ves•ti•ture

Pronunciation: (in-ves'ti-chur, -choor"), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of investing.
  2. 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.
  3. the state of being invested, as with a garment, quality, or office.
  4. something that covers or adorns.
  5. something that invests.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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