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Originate


ORIG'INATE, verb transitive To cause to be; to bring into existence; to produce what is new.

The change is to be effected without a decomposition of the whole civil and political mass, for the purpose of originating a new civil order out of the elements of society.

That matter which cannot think, will, or originate motion, should communicate thought, volition and motivity, is plainly impossible.

ORIG'INATE, verb intransitive To take first existence; to have origin; to be begun. The scheme originated with the governor and council. It originated in pure benevolence.