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Investiture GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Investiture GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ɪnˈves.tɪ.tʃəʳ/ (noun)

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a formal ceremony in which someone receives an official authority, position or rank, installing someone in position, installation, initiation, consecration, inaugural, inauguration, instatement, crowning, appointment, enthronement, ordination, induction


Investiture is the formal installation or ceremony in which a person is given the authority and regalia of a high office.

Investiture can include formal dress and adornment such as robes of state or headdress, or other regalia such as a throne or seat of office. An investiture is also often part of a coronation rite or enthronement. It was prevalent in the Middle Ages.



deposition, removal, ousting

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