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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ves·ti·ture /ɪnˈvɛstəˌʧʊr, ʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ves·ti·ture n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the ceremony of installing a new monarch [syn: coronation,
            enthronement, enthronization, enthronisation]
      2: the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an
         office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or
         rank [syn: investment]