[ in-aw-gyuh-rey-shuhn, -guh- ]
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  1. 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.

Other words from inauguration

  • re·in·au·gu·ra·tion, noun

Words that may be confused with inauguration

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