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



BrE BrE//ɪnˈvestɪtʃə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvestɪtʃər//
[uncountable, countable]
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a ceremony at which somebody formally receives an official title or special powers Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin investitura, from investire, from in- ‘into, upon’ + vestire ‘clothe’ (from vestis ‘clothing’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: investiture