coronation

A coronation is the ceremony when a new King (or Queen, let's not be sexist) is officially installed. A coronation is usually quite glitzy and full of pomp.

A coronation is the public handing over of title and powers to a new monarch. Other almost identical terms are enthronement and investiture. The term coronation is also sometimes used in a light-hearted, though sometimes sarcastic way, to describe the ascension of famous non-royal people who have achieved a particular level of public status — such as pop stars, politicians or celebrities. Coronation is derived from the Latin word corona, meaning "crown."

Definitions of coronation
  1. noun
    the ceremony of installing a new monarch
    synonyms: enthronement, enthronisation, enthronization, investiture
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    type of:
    induction, initiation, installation
    a formal entry into an organization or position or office
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