inauguration

noun
in·​au·​gu·​ra·​tion | \ i-ˌnȯ-gyə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce inauguration (audio) , -gə-\

Definition of inauguration

: an act of inaugurating especially : a ceremonial induction into office

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Examples of inauguration in a Sentence

the pomp and circumstance of a presidential inauguration

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The official inauguration of the menorah will be on Dec. 17, five days before the first night of Hanukkah, in the presence of Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, Christians for Israel director Roger van Oordt wrote in a statement. Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, "Dutch Christians donate Europe’s largest menorah to rocket-battered Israeli city Sderot," 10 Sep. 2019 Already, the influence of the group was substantially weakened when Mexico, following the inauguration in December of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, abdicated its leadership role and took a more passive position. Tracy Wilkinsonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Argentina election raises doubts about Trump’s bet on right-wing leaders," 10 Sep. 2019 It was never repaid more than $7 million of the $27.3 million in costs the city incurred during the 2017 inauguration, city officials said. Peter Jamison, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump’s July Fourth event and protests emptied D.C. security fund, mayor says," 10 July 2019 It was never repaid more than $7 million of the $27.3 million in costs the city incurred during the 2017 inauguration, city officials said. oregonlive.com, "President Trump’s July Fourth event and weekend protests bankrupted Washington security fund, mayor says," 10 July 2019 It was never repaid more than $7 million of the $27.3 million in costs the city incurred during the 2017 inauguration, city officials said. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "President Trump’s Fourth of July event and weekend protests bankrupted Washington security fund, mayor says," 10 July 2019 Excitement and hugs filled the air at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix for the Thursday inauguration of two new Phoenix City Council members – Betty Guardado from District 5 and Carlos Garcia from District 8. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Amid chants of 'Si se puede,' community activists Guardado and Garcia take seats on Phoenix City Council," 6 June 2019 Since his inauguration in January, deforestation and fires - many of them started by farmers and loggers to clear land - have surged. Anchorage Daily News, "Brazil’s president walks back rejection of Amazon fire aid," 27 Aug. 2019 Since its inauguration in 1986, passengers who come ashore have not been subject to customs or immigration controls. The Economist, "Cruise-line companies are building private Caribbean play zones," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of inauguration

1569, in the meaning defined above

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inauguration

noun
in·​au·​gu·​ra·​tion | \ i-ˌnȯ-gyə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce inauguration (audio) \

Kids Definition of inauguration

: an act or ceremony of introducing into office a president's inauguration

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