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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 of coronation
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 recoronation

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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