investiture
in·ves·ti·ture /in-'ves-tə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r/ n
1: the act of establishing in office or ratifying

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

investiture
index delegation (assignment), deputation (selection of delegates), installation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


investiture
In ecclesiastical law, one of the formalities by which an archbishop confirms the election of a bishop. During the feudal ages, the rite by which an overlord granted a portion of his lands to his vassal.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


investiture
In ecclesiastical law, one of the formalities by which an archbishop confirms the election of a bishop. During the feudal ages, the rite by which an overlord granted a portion of his lands to his vassal.

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  • investiture — [ ɛ̃vɛstityr ] n. f. • 1460; envesture XIIIe; lat. médiév. investitura ♦ Dr. 1 ♦ Hist. Acte formaliste accompagnant la « tradition », la mise en possession (d un fief, d un bien fonds). Investiture d un fief. ♢ Dr. can. Investiture d un évêché.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Investiture — Investiture, from the Latin (preposition in and verb vestire , dress from vestis robe ) is a rather general term for the formal installation of an incumbent (heir, elect of nominee) in public office, especially by taking possession of its… …   Wikipedia

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  • investiture — late 14c., from M.L. investitura, from pp. stem of L. investire to clothe (see INVEST (Cf. invest)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • investiture — ► NOUN 1) the action of formally investing a person with honours or rank. 2) a ceremony at which this takes place …   English terms dictionary

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  • investiture — (in vè sti tu r ) s. f. 1°   Acte par lequel on investit quelqu un d un fief ou d une dignité ecclésiastique. •   Vous aviez promis de donner l investiture du duché de Milan au plus jeune de mes trois fils, FÉN. Dial. des morts mod. Charles Quint …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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