coronation

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

noun

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

Origin of coronation

1350–1400; Middle English coronacio(u)n < Anglo-French coronation < Latin coronāt(us) crowned (see coronate) + Middle French -ion- -ion

Related forms

pre·cor·o·na·tion, nounre·cor·o·na·tion, noun
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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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