an official ceremony where a person takes an oath of office, allegiance, etc.
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How to use swearing-in in a sentence
The swearing-in ceremony was delayed only briefly before continuing.Two Police Shot Outside PM’s Office as New Italian Government Sworn In | Barbie Latza Nadeau | April 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kevin Fallon on the quirk of history that demands two swearing-in ceremonies for this particular president.Obama’s Secret Sunday Inauguration: Everything You Need to Know | Kevin Fallon | January 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Young master Taft took the book with him to the swearing-in of his father, William Howard Taft, apparently to stave off boredom.Smithsonian’s First Ladies Collection Offers More Intimate Look at History | Robin Givhan | November 18, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ten of John Boehner's 11 brothers and sisters were on hand for his swearing-in as House speaker.The Boehner Bunch Celebrates the New House Speaker | Shushannah Walshe, Benjamin Sarlin | January 5, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
After that, representatives dispersed for individual photo-op swearing-in ceremonies.
I was present at the swearing-in and shortly thereafter the President's plane took off for the Washington area.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
I have also to represent the State in a military capacity, at the swearing-in of recruits and the presentation of colours.Royal Highness | Thomas Mann
The plane took off promptly after the swearing-in ceremonies.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Our next time, we had waited until Judge Sarah Hughes had arrived for the swearing-in ceremonies.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
And were you present during the swearing-in ceremonies of President Johnson?Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy