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.
Livery of seizin.
The grant of land or a feud was perfected by the ceremony o corporal investiture, or open delivery of possession.
That with which anyone is invested or clothed; investment; clothing; covering.
While we yet have on
Our gross investiture of mortal weeds.
© Webster 1913.