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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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McDonald's inauguration address will be "The Real Presence of Christ in the 21st Century.
Amid mounting repression and growing Western protest, Lukashenko vowed in his inauguration address in January that he would tolerate no threat to "stability.
Prof Smith said he would make special reference to the firm in his inauguration address on May 18 in London.
Combined with a veteran governor who delivered his third inauguration address, Oregon's new leaders have a wealth of experience, wisdom and proven leadership skills.
During his historic inauguration address, Southern Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit pledged full commitment towards fighting corruption, saying his new administration will not tolerate those implicated in graft-related cases.
In his inauguration address, after receiving the presidential sash from Juan Orlando Hernandez, the new head of the Congreso Nacional and fellow member of the ruling Partido Nacional (PN), Lobo stressed that "we wish national reconciliation to extend to reconciliation with the international community.
I am not necessarily averse to fighting because if you fight, you can have better relations,'' Kan said in his inauguration address at the ministry.
It's a reminder that after the euphoria and hopes surrounding the inauguration address by president Karzai, day two of his second term in office we are seeing the death toll mount rapidly yet again.
Ma, who took over as president in May last year pledging to improve relations with rival China, used his inauguration address to promise to build even stronger ties with Beijing as the new ruling party chief.
The topics include opportunity, family, his origins, Kenya, pseudo-proverbs, sport expressions, his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, his speech in Berlin on A World that Stands as One, and his inauguration address.
Q In his inauguration address, President Obama pledged to enforce Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act particularly in regards to providing increased access to federally funded services by persons with limited English proficiency.
President Barack Obama to overcome the global economic crisis after hearing the president's inauguration address.