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inauguration

[in-aw-gyuh-rey-shuh n, -guh-] /ɪnˌɔ gyəˈreɪ ʃən, -gə-/
noun
1.
an act or ceremony of inaugurating.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Late Latin inaugurātiōn- (stem of inaugurātiō). See inaugurate, -ion.
Related forms
reinauguration, noun
Can be confused
inaugural, inauguration.
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Word Origin and History for re inauguration

inauguration

n.

1560s, from French inauguration "installation, consecration," and directly from Latin inaugurationem (nominative inauguratio) "consecration, installment under good omens," noun of action from past participle stem of inaugurare "take omens from the flight of birds; consecrate or install when such omens are favorable," from in- "on, in" (see in- (2)) + augurare "to act as an augur, predict" (see augur).

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