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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A formal ceremony in which someone is given an official title, rank, honors, etc.
From Latin investire (to cloth, install), from vestis (garment). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wes- (to clothe), which also gave us wear, vest, invest, divest, travesty, and revet. Earliest documented use: 1387.
“We have, however, maintained control over merchandising relating to the investiture itself and have come up with some exciting ideas. Firstly, everyone attending will be able to purchase a photo of themselves with Australia’s first president.”
Ross Fitzgerald & Ian McFadyen; The Dizzying Heights; Hybrid Publishers; 2019.
See more usage examples of investiture in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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