What does the word inaugural mean?

Usage examples for inaugural

  1. If a president's message, or an inaugural address, or any other public document of voluminous character is to be given out, it is obvious that the newspapers concerned cannot wait for telegraphic reports of its contents. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  2. His inaugural address announced unmistakably his intention to preserve neutrality between the belligerents of Europe, and to treat France with impartiality but with a sincere desire for her friendship. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  3. I find it in the admission of Mr. Lincoln, in his Inaugural Address, that there is to be no attempt at any physical coercion of these States- a concession that it is a thing not called for, not consistent with the views of the Administration, or with the general course of policy of the American people. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton