inauguration

[in-aw-gyuh-rey-shuhn, -guh-]
noun
an act or ceremony of inaugurating.

Origin:
1560–70; < Late Latin inaugurātiōn- (stem of inaugurātiō). See inaugurate, -ion.

reinauguration, noun

inaugural, inauguration.
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inaugurate (ɪnˈɔːɡjʊˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to commence officially or formally; initiate
2.  to place in office formally and ceremonially; induct
3.  to open ceremonially; dedicate formally: to inaugurate a factory
 
[C17: from Latin inaugurāre, literally: to take omens, practise augury, hence to install in office after taking auguries; see in-², augur]
 
inaugu'ration
 
n
 
in'augurator
 
n
 
inauguratory
 
adj

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inauguration
1569, from Fr. inauguration "installation, consecration," from L. inaugurationem (nom. inauguratio) "consecration, installment under good omens," from inaugurare "take omens from the flight of birds, consecrate or install when such omens are favorable," from in- "on, in" + augurare "to act as an augur,
predict" (see augur).
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Example sentences
The weekend of the inauguration is going to be a huge traffic headache.
The president began his second term with an inauguration that was his alone in a way the ceremony four years ago was not.
Even at his inauguration he came under fire from the guerrillas-literally.
Designer fashion took a back seat at the inauguration.
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