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.
A special ceremony in which new members make the Girl Scout Promise and receive the membership pin.
the ceremony of installing a new monarch
the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
The act of formally putting someone into an office or a landholding; it was a major occasion of dispute in the eleventh and twelfth centuries when reformers opposed lay rulers who invested clergy with the symbols of their positions. (Lynch, Joseph H. The Medieval Church: A Brief History, 362)
The appointment of bishops and archbishops within the Catholic Church.
Practice of state appointment of bishops; Pope Gregory VII attempted to ban the practice of lay investiture, leading to war with Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV. (p. 383)