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Definitions of inauguration

  1. the ceremonial induction into a position; "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of starting a new operation or practice; "he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation"; "the startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. Act of inaugurating (in its different meanings). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. The ceremony of inaugurating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Inaugurator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Inauguratory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of inaugurating. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. 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.
  11. This word was applied by the Romans to the ceremony of dedicating some temple, or raising some man to the priesthood, after the augurs had been consulted. It was afterwards applied to the installation (q. v.) of the emperors, kings, and prelates, in imitation of the ceremonies of the Romans when they entered into the temple of the augurs. It is applied in the United States to the installation of the chief magistrate of the republic, and of the governors of the several states. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  12. [L.] The ceremony by which the Roman augurs consecrated a person or thing to the service of the gods. It is now commonly, but very wrongly, used to denote the beginning of any undertaking. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  13. n. Act of inducting into office with appropriate ceremonies; - solemn or formal beginning of any movement, public exhibition, and the like. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. Investiture by solemn rites. Complete Dictionary
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