In*ves"ti*ture (?; 135), n. [LL. investitura: cf. F. investiture.]


The act or ceremony of investing, or the 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. FeudalLaw

Livery of seizin.

The grant of land or a feud was perfected by the ceremony o corporal investiture, or open delivery of possession. Blackstone.


That with which anyone is invested or clothed; investment; clothing; covering.

While we yet have on Our gross investiture of mortal weeds. Trench.


© Webster 1913.

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