inauguratory

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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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