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Definitions of inauguration

  1. The act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The ceremony of inaugurating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Inaugurator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The act of inaugurating. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The act of investing with an office with suitable solemnity; the solemn or formal beginning of any movement or course of action; the opening in a formal manner of a public building. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Inauguratory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for inauguration

  1. It was considered, according to the London Times, as " the inauguration of a totally different system of policy from that which has been hitherto pursued with regard to our colonies." – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot
  2. Meetings and demonstrations are being arranged at this moment all over England; and in January or February there will be a formal inauguration of the new Liturgy in Dunchester Cathedral." – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
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