inauguration

[ in-aw-gyuh-rey-shuh n, -guh- ]
/ ɪnˌɔ gyəˈreɪ ʃən, -gə- /

noun

an act or ceremony of inaugurating.

Origin of inauguration

First recorded in 1560–70, inauguration is from the Late Latin word inaugurātiōn- (stem of inaugurātiō). See inaugurate, -ion.

Related forms

re·in·au·gu·ra·tion, noun

Can be confused

inaugural inauguration
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