O*rig"i*nate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Originated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Originating.] [From Origin.]

To give an origin or beginning to; to cause to be; to bring into existence; to produce as new.

A decomposition of the whole civill and political mass, for the purpose of originating a new civil order. Burke.


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O*rig"i*nate, v. i.

To take first existence; to have origin or beginning; to begin to exist or act; as, the scheme originated with the governor and council.


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