O*rig`i*na"tion (?), n. [L. originatio.]

1.

The act or process of bringing or coming into existence; first production.

"The origination of the universe."

Keill.

What comes from spirit is a spontaneous origination. Hickok.

2.

Mode of production, or bringing into being.

This eruca is propagated by animal parents, to wit, butterflies, after the common origination of all caterpillars. Ray.

 

© Webster 1913.

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