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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Definitions for inchoation

  1. a beginning; origin.

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Citations for inchoation
Three things cannot but exist towards all animated beings from the nature of divine justice; co-sufferance in the circle of inchoation, because without that none could attain the perfect knowledge of any thing… John Williams, The Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the Cymry, 1844
Three things are necessary in the Circle of Inchoation; the least of all animation, and thence the beginning… Robert Southey, Notes to Madoc in Wales, 1805
Origin of inchoation
Inchoation came to English in the 1500s from the Late Latin inchoātiōn-.