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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.

References in classic literature ?
Under laws which in their inception are beyond and above us, it became peopled.
Already almost at the inception of life they were being greeted by thousands of voracious mouths as fish and reptiles of many kinds fought to devour them, the while other and larger creatures pursued the devourers, to be, in turn, preyed upon by some other of the countless forms that inhabit the deeps of Caprona's frightful sea.
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.