Definition of coronation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒrəˈneɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɔːrəˈneɪʃn//
    , NAmE//ˌkɑːrəˈneɪʃn//
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  1. 1a ceremony at which a crown is formally placed on the head of a new king or queen
  2. 2a situation in which somebody gains the top position without competition The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin coronatio(n-), from coronare ‘to crown, adorn with a garland’, from corona ‘wreath, chaplet’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coronation