coronation

[ kawr-uh-ney-shuh n, kor- ]
/ ˌkɔr əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌkɒr- /

noun

the act or ceremony of crowning a king, queen, or other sovereign.

Nearby words

  1. coronary thrombosis,
  2. coronary valve,
  3. coronary vein,
  4. coronary-care unit,
  5. coronate,
  6. coronation chicken,
  7. coronavirus,
  8. coronel,
  9. coroner,
  10. coronet

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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British Dictionary definitions for coronation

coronation

/ (ˌkɒrəˈneɪʃən) /

noun

the act or ceremony of crowning a monarch

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

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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