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INAUGURATION. This word was applied by the Romans to the ceremony of dedicating some temple, or raising some man to the priesthood, after the augurs had been consulted. It was afterwards applied to the installation (q.v.) of the emperors, kings, and prelates, in imitation of the ceremonies of the Romans when they entered into the temple of the augurs. It is applied in the United States to the installation of the chief magistrate of the republic, and of the governors of the several states.

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The Governor SBP, in his post inauguration address hoped that the sports facility would add significantly to the sports facilities in the country besides providing opportunities to the youngsters of Pakistan.
The conference inauguration address was given by Dr.
And obviously allmoving towards opening this space for a strengthened relationship that provides stability on both sides of the border and that also paves the way for reconciliation process, should the Taliban senior leadership decide that they will take up the offer that President Ghani talked about in his inauguration address and elsewhere."
"To the fishermen, the workers, the farmers, the merchants, the meatball soup sellers, the hawkers, the drivers, the academics, the laborers, the soldiers, the police, the entrepreneurs and the professionals, I say let us all work hard, together, shoulder to shoulder, because this is a historic moment," Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi," said in his inauguration address.
The Observatory added that the rise in casualties came after Assad, during his inauguration address, pledged to liberate rebel and jihadist-held areas of the country such as Raqqa and Aleppo, although the regime has yet to report major progress on these fronts.
According to News24, the 48-year-old candy magnate - dubbed the "chocolate king" - delivered a forceful inauguration address the day before in which he vowed never to accept Russia's seizure of Crimea or give up on Ukraine's new pro-European course.
As the youngest US President in history JFK asked for suggestions for his inauguration address, studied biblical quotations and asked his speech writer Ted Sorensen to find the secret of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Peiris priorities for the future of the bilateral relationship, in the overall context of the trajectory of Iranian policy enunciated in the new President's Inauguration Address.
"As president of the Republic of Korea, I will live up to the will of the people by achieving economic rejuvenation, the happiness of the people, and the flourishing of our culture," Park said in her inauguration address at the National Assembly plaza.
He alternately scolded and cajoled lawmakers while expanding on his vision for a more activist government so loathed by conservatives, the same theme he struck in his second inauguration address on January 21.
So did President Obama really give an inauguration address or was he lip-syncing?
Never mind President Barack Obama's inauguration address or what Michelle Obama was wearing at the ball.