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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

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

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