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Noun: investiture  in've-sti-chu(r)
  1. The ceremony of installing a new monarch
    - coronation, enthronement, enthronization, enthronisation [Brit]
  2. The ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
    - investment

Derived forms: investitures

Type of: induction, initiation, installation, promotion

Encyclopedia: Investiture, Canonical