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