(?; 135), n. [LL. investitura: cf. F. investiture.]
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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.
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He had refused to yield up to the pope the investiture of bishops.
Sir W. Raleigh.
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2. (Feudal Law) Livery of seizin.
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The grant of land or a feud was perfected by the ceremony of corporal investiture, or open delivery of possession.
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3. That with which anyone is invested or clothed; investment; clothing; covering.
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While we yet have on
Our gross investiture of mortal weeds.
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