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Definition of inaugural adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inaugural

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adjective
BrE BrE//ɪˈnɔːɡjərəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnɔːɡjərəl//
 
[only before noun] Parliament
 
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(of an official speech, meeting, etc.) first, and marking the beginning of something important, for example the time when a new leader or parliament starts work, when a new organization is formed or when something is used for the first time the President’s inaugural address the professor’s inaugural lecture the inaugural meeting of the geographical society the inaugural flight of the space shuttle See related entries: Parliament Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French (from inaugurer ‘inaugurate’, from Latin inaugurare) + -al.

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