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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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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?
While his domestic policy was front and centre during his inauguration address on Monday on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, the Nobel Peace Prize winner must focus his attention on foreign policy.
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IN A matter of weeks US President Obama will deliver his second inauguration address and set the agenda for his final term in the White House.
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.