Investiture

Investiture, from the Latin (preposition in and verb vestire, `dress` from vestis `robe`) is a term for the formal installation of an incumbent as the insignia can include the formal dress and adornment (robes of state, headdress etc.) which the etymology refers to, but it extends to other regalia and to a throne or other seat of office. It is...
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Investiture

• (n.) Livery of seizin. • (n.) The act or ceremony of investing, or the of being invested, as with an office; a giving possession; also, the right of so investing. • (n.) That with which anyone is invested or clothed; investment; clothing; covering.
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investiture

(from the article `Investiture Controversy`) ...and people of their future diocese was never abrogated, it was ignored. Bishops and abbots were nominated and installed by rulers in a ceremony ... ...those of his lord, so putting himself at the lord`s disposal and under his protection. The next was the oath of fidelity, sworn by the man ...
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investiture

noun the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
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Investiture

In·ves'ti·ture noun [ Late Latin investitura : confer French investiture .] 1. The act or ceremony of investing, or the state 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 investi...
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investiture

investiture, in feudalism, ceremony by which an overlord transferred a fief to a vassal or by which, in ecclesiastical law, an elected cleric received the pastoral ring and staff (the symbols of spiritual office) signifying the transfer of the office. After the oath of fealty, the lord “invest...
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Investiture

Placing, ratifying, or selecting a candidate for a position.
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Investiture

Under Feudal law, investiture, was the open delivery of a fee or fief by a lord to his vassal, thus, by external proof, affording evidence of possession; or the formal introduction of a person into some office or dignity. Investiture was often performed by the presentation of some symbol to the person invested, as a branch of a tree, etc. The inves...
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