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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Beget

BEGET', verb transitive preterit tense begot, begat; participle passive begot, begotten.

1. To procreate, as a father or sire; to generate; as, to beget a son.

2. To produce, as an effect; to cause to exist; to generate; as, luxury begets vice.