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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Investiture  \In*ves"ti*ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [LL.  investitura:  cf 
  F.  investiture.] 
  1.  The  act  or  ceremony  of  investing,  or  the  of  being 
  invested,  as  with  an  office;  a  giving  possession;  also 
  the  right  of  so  investing. 
 
  He  had  refused  to  yield  up  to  the  pope  the 
  investiture  of  bishops.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  2.  (Feudal  Law)  Livery  of  seizin. 
 
  The  grant  of  land  or  a  feud  was  perfected  by  the 
  ceremony  o?  corporal  investiture,  or  open  delivery 
  of  possession.  --Blackstone. 
 
  3.  That  with  which  anyone  is  invested  or  clothed;  investment; 
  clothing;  covering. 
 
  While  we  yet  have  on  Our  gross  investiture  of  mortal 
  weeds.  --Trench. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  investiture 
  n  :  the  ceremony  of  installing  a  new  monarch  [syn:  {coronation}, 
  {enthronement},  {enthronization}] 




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