Definition of the Coronation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Coronation

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the ceremony that takes place at Westminster Abbey when a new British king or queen is crowned. After a religious ceremony, they are given the crown (= a hat made of gold and jewels) and other items that represent power and wealth, and become officially king or queen. The Coronation is always marked by a public holiday and celebrations all over the country. Since the coronation of Queen Victoria coronation mugs have been made as souvenirs and some people like to collect them.

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