inaugural

[ in-aw-gyer-uhl, -ger-uhl ]
/ ɪnˈɔ gyər əl, -gər əl /

adjective

of or relating to an inauguration: Harding's inaugural address.
marking the beginning of a new venture, series, etc.: the inaugural run of the pony express.

noun

an address, as of a president, at the beginning of a term of office.
an inaugural ceremony: to attend the presidential inaugural.

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Origin of inaugural

1680–90; obsolete inaugure (<Latin inaugurāre to inaugurate) + -al1, -al2

OTHER WORDS FROM inaugural

post·in·au·gu·ral, adjectivepre·in·au·gu·ral, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inaugural

inaugural , inauguration.
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British Dictionary definitions for inaugural

inaugural
/ (ɪnˈɔːɡjʊrəl) /

adjective

characterizing or relating to an inauguration

noun

a speech made at an inauguration, esp by a president of the US
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