Investiture

Definition of Investiture

In`ves´ti`ture
n.1.
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 investiture of bishops.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
2.(Feudal Law) Livery of seizin.
The grant of land or a feud was perfected by the ceremony of 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.

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