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inception

noun beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, debut, derivation, embarkation, exordium, genesis, inauguration, inceptum, inchoation, incipience, incipiency, initiation, initium, onset, opening, origin, origination, outset, rise, source, start, starting point
See also: beginning, birth, causal, derivation, genesis, nascency, onset, origin, origination, outset, prelude, source, start, threshold

INCEPTION. The commencement; the beginning. In making a will, for example, the writing is its inception. 3 Co. 31 b; Plowd. 343. Vide Consummation; Progression.

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Of these the latter may have afforded a finer field for an acute and original observer, but the other was so strange in its inception and so dramatic in its details that it may be the more worthy of being placed upon record, even if it gave my friend fewer openings for those deductive methods of reasoning by which he achieved such remarkable results.
For this gathering, the Zoological Hall which had been the scene of the inception of our task was found to be far too small, and it was only in the Queen's Hall in Regent Street that accommodation could be found.
Exactly what the parties have already done they shall do again; but that which we inferred from their nature and inception, they will not do.