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[kawr-uh-ney-shuh n, kor-]
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  1. the act or ceremony of crowning a king, queen, or other sovereign.
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Origin of coronation

1350–1400; Middle English coronacio(u)n < Anglo-French coronation < Latin coronāt(us) crowned (see coronate) + Middle French -ion- -ion
Related formspre·cor·o·na·tion, nounre·cor·o·na·tion, noun
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inauguration, crowning, investiture

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British Dictionary definitions for coronation


  1. the act or ceremony of crowning a monarch
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Word Origin for coronation

C14: from Old French, from coroner to crown, from Latin corōnāre
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Word Origin and History for coronation


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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