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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CORONATION, n. [a crown.]
1. The act or solemnity of crowning a king or emperor; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.
2. The pomp or assembly attending a coronation.
Coronation-oath, the oath taken by a king at his coronation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the ceremony of installing a new monarch [syn: coronation, enthronement, enthronization, enthronisation, investiture]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English coronacion, from Anglo-French, from coroner to crown Date: 14th century the act or occasion of crowning; also accession to the highest office

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the ceremony of crowning a sovereign or a sovereign's consort. Etymology: ME f. OF f. med.L coronatio -onis f. coronare to crown f. CORONA(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coronation Cor`o*na"tion (k?r`?-n?"sh?n), n. [See Coronate.] 1. The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty. 2. The pomp or assembly at a coronation. --Pope.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(coronations) A coronation is the ceremony at which a king or queen is crowned. ...the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. N-COUNT

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kor-o-na'-shun (protoklisia): Occurs in 2 Macc 4:21 (the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "enthronement") where Apollonius was sent into Egypt for the coronation of Ptolemy Philometor as king. The Greek word protoklisia occurs nowhere else, and its meaning is uncertain. The reading in Swete is protoklesia, and this means "the first call."

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Crowning.

Moby Thesaurus

accedence, accession, anointing, anointment, appointment, arrogation, assignment, assumption, authorization, consecration, delegation, deputation, election, empowerment, enthronement, inauguration, induction, installation, installment, instatement, investiture, legitimate succession, placement, seizure, succession, taking office, taking over, usurpation

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