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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Inau’gurate (4 syl.)
 
means to be led in by augurs. The Roman augurs met at their college doors the high officials about to be invested, and led them up to the altar; hence to install.   1
 


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