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coronation

[kawr-uh-ney-shuh n, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌkɒr-/
noun
1.
the act or ceremony of crowning a king, queen, or other sovereign.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English coronacio(u)n < Anglo-French coronation < Latin coronāt(us) crowned (see coronate) + Middle French -ion- -ion
Related forms
precoronation, noun
recoronation, noun
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coronation

/ˌkɒrəˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or ceremony of crowning a monarch
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from coroner to crown, from Latin corōnāre
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Word Origin and History for re coronation

coronation

n.

late 14c., from Late Latin coronationem (nominative coronatio) "a crowning," from past participle stem of Latin coronare "to crown," from corona "crown" (see crown (n.)).

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Encyclopedia Article for re coronation

coronation

ceremony whereby a sovereign is inaugurated into office by receiving upon his or her head the crown, which is the chief symbol of regal authority. From earliest historical times a king, queen, or chieftain was inaugurated by some public ceremony; the sovereign might be raised upon a shield, presented with a spear, or invested with a distinctive robe or headdress. When Europe became Christianized in the Middle Ages, some of these older customs were grafted onto a religious service derived from Old Testament descriptions of the anointing and crowning of Saul and other Israelite kings. In the typical Christian coronation service, the sovereign is anointed with holy oil and receives the crown and other royal insignia from the clergy.

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