inauguration

[ in-aw-gyuh-rey-shuh n, -guh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF inauguration
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Much time has passed since Jefferson arrived for his inauguration.

The English aristocracy and the celebrities of London came to the inauguration.

Both the Monument and the inauguration were pronounced a perfect success.

This day was to witness the inauguration of the new Government.

The particulars of its inauguration are already familiar to the public.

The streets of the capital were thronged with people, for this was Inauguration day.

And each one had marked, as it were, the inauguration of a new phase in her life.

The fight for the next nomination began soon after his inauguration.

"I shall wear one like it at your inauguration, Senator," said she brightly.

Where and when did his inauguration as President take place?

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from French inauguration "installation, consecration," and directly from Latin inaugurationem (nominative inauguratio) "consecration, installment under good omens," noun of action from past participle stem of inaugurare "take omens from the flight of birds; consecrate or install when such omens are favorable," from in- "on, in" (see in- (2)) + augurare "to act as an augur, predict" (see augur).

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