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- proper n. The day on which a President and a Vice-President of the United States takes office, now on January 20 after a Presidential election, before 1936 on March 4.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- The day on which the President of the United States is inaugurated, the 20th of January in every year next after a year divisible by four. Prior to the adoption of the twentieth amendment to the Constitution of the United States (ratified February 6, 1933) the date was the 4th of March.
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- n. the day designated for inauguration of the United States President
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The Rooseveltians had taken it for granted that the new President would carry on the policies of the old; more than that, the impression prevailed among them that the high officials of the Roosevelt Administration, including some members of his Cabinet, would be retained, but when Inauguration Day came, it appeared that Mr. Taft had chosen a new set of advisers, and he denied that he had given any one reason to believe that he would do otherwise.