Pronunciation: (in-ves'ti-chur, -choor"),[key] —n. 1. the act or process of investing.
2. the formal bestowal, confirmation, or presentation of rank, office, or a possessory or prescriptive right, usually involving the giving of insignia or an official title.
3. the state of being invested, as with a garment, quality, or office.
4. something that covers or adorns.
5. Archaic.something that invests.