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1inaugural

adjective in·au·gu·ral \i-ˈn-gyə-rəl, -g(ə-)rəl\

: happening as part of an official ceremony or celebration when someone (such as a newly elected official) begins an important job : happening as part of an inauguration

: happening as the first one in a series of similar events

Full Definition of INAUGURAL

1
:  of or relating to an inauguration
2
:  marking a beginning :  first in a projected series
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Examples of INAUGURAL

  1. They attended the inaugural ball.
  2. <the inaugural event in the city's week long festival honoring the sailing ships>

First Known Use of INAUGURAL

1689

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2inaugural

noun

Definition of INAUGURAL

1
:  an inaugural address

Examples of INAUGURAL

  1. <attended the inaugurals of the city's last three mayors>

First Known Use of INAUGURAL

1832

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
INAUGURAL Defined for Kids

inaugural

adjective in·au·gu·ral \i-ˈn-gyə-rəl\

Definition of INAUGURAL for Kids

:  occuring as part of an inauguration <an inaugural speech>

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