/in ves"ti cheuhr, -choor'/, n.
1. the act or process of investing.
2. the formal bestowal, confirmation, or presentation of rank, office, or a possessory or prescriptive right, usually involving the giving of insignia or an official title.
3. the state of being invested, as with a garment, quality, or office.
4. something that covers or adorns.
5. Archaic. something that invests.
[1350-1400; ME < ML investitura, equiv. to investit(us) (ptp. of investire to install; see INVEST) + -ura -URE]

* * *

Universalium. 2010.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • investiture — Investiture …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 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

  • Investiture — In*ves ti*ture (?; 135), n. [LL. investitura: cf. F. investiture.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] He had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • investiture — in·ves·ti·ture /in ves tə ˌchu̇r, chər, ˌtyu̇r/ n 1: the act of establishing in office or ratifying 2: livery of seisin Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • investiture — Investiture. s. f. v. L acte par lequel on est investi d un fief par le Seigneur dominant. Donner l investiture d un fief. lettres d investiture …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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

  • investiture — [in ves′təchər] n. [ME < ML investitura < L investire] 1. a formal investing as with an office, power, or authority, often with appropriate symbols or robes 2. anything that clothes or covers; vesture 3. Feudal Law ceremonial transfer of… …   English World dictionary

  • Investiture — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Une cérémonie d investiture est une cérémonie formelle au cours de laquelle un individu endosse des fonctions ou une position d autorité et de pouvoir. Le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.