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inaugural

[in-aw-gyer-uh l, -ger-uh l] /ɪnˈɔ gyər əl, -gər əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an inauguration:
Harding's inaugural address.
2.
marking the beginning of a new venture, series, etc.:
the inaugural run of the pony express.
noun
3.
an address, as of a president, at the beginning of a term of office.
4.
an inaugural ceremony:
to attend the presidential inaugural.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; obsolete inaugure (< Latin inaugurāre to inaugurate) + -al1, -al2
Related forms
postinaugural, adjective
preinaugural, adjective
Can be confused
inaugural, inauguration.
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British Dictionary definitions for preinaugural

inaugural

/ɪnˈɔːɡjʊrəl/
adjective
1.
characterizing or relating to an inauguration
noun
2.
a speech made at an inauguration, esp by a president of the US
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Word Origin and History for preinaugural

inaugural

adj.

1680s, from French inaugural (17c.), from inaugurer "to inaugurate" (see inauguration). The noun meaning "an inaugural address" is recorded from 1832, American English.

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