Inauguration Day

noun

: January 20 following a presidential election on which the president of the U.S. is inaugurated

Examples of Inauguration Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plan to continue filing motions, seeking court hearings, and potentially conducting a trial between Election Day and Inauguration Day underscores the highly unusual nature of prosecuting not just a former president, but also possibly a future one. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 4 July 2024 End of carousel The plan to continue filing motions, seeking court hearings, and potentially conducting a trial between Election Day and Inauguration Day underscores the highly unusual nature of prosecuting not just a former president, but also possibly a future one. Perry Stein, Washington Post, 2 July 2024 Related article Jill Biden’s fashion choices were subtle but purposeful on Inauguration Day Over those past four years, Biden has stepped into her role as FLOTUS with a hands-on approach. Jacqui Palumbo, CNN, 1 July 2024 Although the insurrection fanned the fire of false claims about election security, the former president did peacefully leave the White House weeks later on Inauguration Day. Maya Marchel Hoff, USA TODAY, 30 June 2024 More probably, 2025 will again see divisions in both houses so slender that the party winning the presidency will again find action difficult, starting from Inauguration Day. Carl Leubsdorf, The Mercury News, 29 June 2024 Biden wins a second term—but decides to step down or becomes otherwise incapacitated before Inauguration Day If such a scenario unfolds before the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2025, the Vice President-elect would become President, according to the 20th Amendment. Philip Elliott, TIME, 28 June 2024 Former President Barack Obama, for example, famously left the White House after two terms in office noticeably grayer compared to his first Inauguration Day. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 14 June 2024 But the familiarity is also why so many folks that were there on Inauguration Day have demonstrated an impressive stickiness. Philip Elliott, TIME, 5 June 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Inauguration Day was in 1829

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“Inauguration Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Inauguration%20Day. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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