Definitions

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  • adj. Inaugural; being the first instance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Suitable for, or pertaining to, inauguration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or suited to inauguration.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But after so many inauguratory gratulations, nuptial hymns, and funeral dirges, he must be highly favoured by nature, or by fortune, who says anything not said before.

    Wicked Quotes on Writing by Dr. Johnson on the occasion of his 300th

  • For those who don't remember her, this is her introduction, and her inauguratory post, BDSM in a World without Pain.

    Second Life

  • Mr. Rector in an inauguratory speech by the present chancellor, he has fallen from his former dignity of style.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • About twenty surveys were ordered to be discontinued as an inauguratory measure, causing the loss of many thousand pounds, independent of such contingencies as the “Memnon.”

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • From what cause we know not, (except that the House of St Lazarus was the nearest of any religious establishment to the walls of the capital,) the kings of France always made a stay of three days within its walls on their solemn inauguratory entrance into Paris, and their bodies always lay in state here before they were conveyed to the Abbey Church of St Denis.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV.

  • About twenty surveys were ordered to be discontinued as an inauguratory measure, causing the loss of many thousand pounds, independent of such contingencies as the "Memnon."

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • The charge did not then seem to threaten to be an anxiously large one, and in any case his inauguratory office might hardly remove him from the accustomed instruction of superiors.

    Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria

  • Footnote: Of the cant words used in this inauguratory oration, some are obvious in their meaning, others, as

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • But after so many inauguratory gratulations, nuptial hymns, and funeral dirges, he must be highly favoured by nature, or by fortune, who says any thing not said before.

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

  • The chief magistrate resident in the university, answering to our vice - chancellor, and to the _rector magnificus_ on the continent, had commonly the title of Lord Rector; but being addressed only as Mr. Rector in an inauguratory speech by the present chancellor, he has fallen from his former dignity of style.

    Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

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