To loan money upon securities of a more or less permanent nature, or to place It in business ventures or real estate, or otherwise lay it out, so that it may pro- duce a revenue or income. Drake v. Crane. 127 Mo. S5, 29 S. W. 990, 27 L. It. A. 653; Stramann v. Scheeren, 7 Colo. App. 1, 42 Pac. 191; Una v. Dodd, 39 N. J. Eq. 180. To clothe one with the possession of a fief or benefice. See INVESTITURE.