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The ceremony for the inthronization, or enthronement, of Emperor Bảo Đại of Annam (later Vietnam) on 8 January 1926

From inthronize +‎ -ation; compare Latin inthronizātiō, whence French intronisation, Galician entronización, Portuguese entronização, Spanish entronización.



inthronization (countable and uncountable, plural inthronizations)

  1. (archaic) Synonym of enthronement
    • 1645, The great feast at the inthronization of the reverend father in God, George Neavill Arch-Bishop of Yorke, Chancellour of England, in the sixt yeere of Edward the fourth. Wherein is manifested the great pride and vaine glory of that prelate. The copy of this feast was found inrolled in the Tower of London, and was taken out by Mr. Noy His Majesties late Atorney Generall. Printed according to order, London: Printed for Edward Husbands, OCLC 55710638, title page:
      The great feast at the inthronization of the reverend father in God, George Neavill Arch-Bishop of Yorke, Chancellour of England []
    • 1732, [Bernard Mandeville], “The Second Dialogue Between Horatio and Cleomenes”, in An Enquiry into the Origin of Honour, and the Usefulness of Christianity in War, London: Printed for John Brotherton, at the Bible in Cornhill, OCLC 2000745, page 93:
      It is from this Policy of hers [the Roman Catholic Church], that all Names of Dignity and Diſtinction among Chriſtians, as Earl, Baron, Duke, Marquis, &c. had originally their Riſe as Hereditary Titles. To the ſame have been owing all the various Ceremonies of Inſtitutions and Inſtalments; and Coronations, as well as Inthronizations.
    • 1792, Anthony à Wood, The History and Antiquities of the University of Oxford: In Two Books, volume I, Oxford: John Gutch, OCLC 642441055, page 661:
      The year following the ſaid [William] Warham was tranſlated to Canterbury, at whoſe inthronization ſomething occurred relating to this Univerſity; which though a little out of the road, yet I ſhall adventure to remember it, and it is this. At the firſt courſe on Sunday [] dinner 9 Mar. being the day of the ſaid inthronization, was 'A Warner conveyed upon a rounde boorde, of viii panes, with viii Towres, imbattled and made with flowres, ſtandying on every towre a Bedil [] in his habit, with his ſtaffe []'
    • 1845, William Palmer, Origines Liturgicae, or, Antiquities of the English Ritual: And a Dissertation on Primitive Liturgies, volume II, 4th edition, London: Francis & John Rivington, OCLC 25757264, page 310:
      Inthronization, in ancient times, immediately succeeded the rite of consecration; the new bishop being honourably placed in his episcopal chair by the prelates assembled for his consecration. [] It was customary for bishops to preach sermons at their inthronization, and [Joseph] Bingham has cited several instances of this practice in the fourth and fifth centuries. Symeon of Thessalonica states, that the rite of inthronization was formerly celebrated with great solemnity by all the comprovincial bishops.
    • 1937 November 10, “Ceremonial of the Coronation of Their Majesties [King George VI and his wife Elizabeth, Westminster Abbey, London, 12 May 1937]”, in The London Gazette (Supplement), number 34453, page 7031 at 7056:
      The Inthronization. The King ascended the Theatre, accompanied by the two Bishops his Supporters, the Great Officers of State, the Lords carrying the Swords, and the Lords who had borne Their Majesties' Regalia, and was Inthroned by the Archbishops, Bishops, and the other Peers, who then stood about the steps of the Throne.
    • 2000, Georg Strecker, Theology of the New Testament, Berlin & New York, N.Y.; Louisville, Ky.: Walter de Gruyter; Westminster John Knox Press, →ISBN, page 358:
      In fact, the possibility is not to be excluded that the inthronization of Jesus as Son of God was declared in the context of a resurrection appearance to Peter.

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