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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or ceremony of crowning a sovereign or the sovereign's consort.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. The pomp or assembly at a coronation.
  • n. An uncontested party leadership election.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. The pomp or assembly at a coronation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or ceremony of investing with a crown, as a sovereign or the consort of a sovereign.
  • n. The scene or spectacle of a coronation.
  • n. In the Gr. Ch., the sacrament of matrimony; especially, that part of the marriage service which constitutes the nuptials, as distinguished from the preliminary office of betrothal.
  • n. The carnation, Dianthus Caryophyllus. See carnation, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ceremony of installing a new monarch

Etymologies

Middle English coronacioun, from Medieval Latin corōnātiō, corōnātiōn-, from Latin corōnātus, past participle of corōnāre, to crown, from corōna, crown; see crown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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