Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The ceremony of investing one with a public office.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The ceremony of inducting or investing with any charge, offico or rank, as the placing a bishop into his see, a dean or prebendary into his stall or seat or a knight into his order. Wharton.