Definition of inauguration:
inaugural, investiture, induction, dedication, arising, installation, installment, startup, opening, initiation, launch, incipiency, instatement, origination, fountain, outset, installation, rise, incipience, leadoff, kickoff, inaugural address, fount, accept.
- beginning (part of speech: noun)
celebration (part of speech: noun)
The fear exhibited by the States in the debates preceding the adoption and ratification of the constitution of 1787, that the National Government might become too strong at the expense of their own powers of government, was not set at rest by the compromises obtained in the convention, nor by the eleven amendments adopted soon after the inauguration of the new government.- "Government and Administration of the United States", Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby.
- "The Critical Period of American History", John Fiske.
- "The Case of Richard Meynell", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.