Origin: < L inauguratus, pp. of inaugurare, to practice augury; to consecrate (a person in office) by augury: see in- & augur
See inaugurate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb in·au·gu·rat·ed, in·au·gu·rat·ing, in·au·gu·rates
Origin: Latin inaugurāre, inaugurāt-, to consecrate by augury
Origin: : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2
Origin: + augurāre, to augur (from augur, soothsayer; see aug- in Indo-European roots).
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