From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Originate \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.
   [1913 Webster]

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