coronation

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See also: Coronation and coronâtion

English[edit]

Coronation of the Virgin (1375) by Venetian painter Catarino

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English coronacio(u)n, borrowed from Anglo-Norman coronacion, coronation, from coroner or from Late Latin coronatio, coronationem, from Latin corono.

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coronation (plural coronations)

  1. The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.
  2. (figuratively) A success in the face of little or no opposition.

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