Definitions for coronationˌkɔr əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌkɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cor•o•na•tionˌkɔr əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌkɒr-(n.)

  1. the act or ceremony of crowning a king, queen, or other sovereign.

    Category: Government

Origin of coronation:

1350–1400; ME < AF < ML corōnātiō = L coronā(re) to deck with garlands, crown, v. der. of corōnacrown+-tio -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coronation, enthronement, enthronization, enthronisation, investiture(noun)

    the ceremony of installing a new monarch

Wiktionary

  1. coronation(Noun)

    The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.

  2. coronation(Noun)

    The pomp or assembly at a coronation.

  3. coronation(Noun)

    An uncontested party leadership election.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coronation(noun)

    the act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty

  2. Coronation(noun)

    the pomp or assembly at a coronation

Freebase

  1. Coronation

    A coronation is a ceremony marking the formal investiture of a monarch and/or their consort with regal power, usually involving the placement of a crown upon their head and the presentation of other items of regalia. This rite may also include the taking of a special vow, acts of homage by the new ruler's subjects, and/or the performance of other ritual deeds of special significance to a given nation. Once a vital ritual in many of the world's monarchies, coronations have changed over time due to a variety of socio-political and religious factors to the point that most modern monarchies have dispensed with them altogether, preferring simpler enthronement, investiture, or benediction ceremonies. However, coronations are still held in the United Kingdom, Tonga and several Asian countries. In common usage, coronation often simply refers to the official investiture or enthronement of the monarch, whether any actual crown is bestowed or not. In addition to investing the monarch with symbols of state, coronations often involve anointing with holy oil, or chrism as it is often called. Wherever a ruler is anointed in this way, as in Great Britain and Tonga, this ritual takes on an overtly religious significance, following examples found in the Bible. Some other lands use bathing or cleansing rites, the drinking of a sacred beverage, or other religious practices to achieve a comparable effect. Such acts symbolise the granting of divine favour to the monarch within the relevant spiritual-religious paradigm of the country.


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coronation(noun)

the act or ceremony of crowning a king or queen.

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