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 for inception
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inception \In*cep"tion\, n. [L. inceptio, fr. incipere to begin;
     pref. in- in + capere to take. See Capable.]
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     1. Beginning; commencement; initiation. --Bacon.
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              Marked with vivacity of inception, apathy of
              progress, and prematureness of decay. --Rawle.
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     2. Reception; a taking in. [R.] --Poe.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of
           subsequent events [syn: origin, origination,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "inception":
     babyhood, beginning, beginnings, birth, childhood, commencement,
     conception, constitution, cradle, derivation, effectuation,
     establishment, formation, foundation, fountain, freshman year,
     genesis, grass roots, head, inauguration, inchoation, incipience,
     incipiency, incunabula, infancy, installation, institution,
     materialization, nascence, nascency, nativity, organization,
     origin, original, origination, parturition, pregnancy, provenance,
     provenience, radical, radix, realization, rise, root, setting-up,
     source, stem, stock, taproot, well, wellspring, whence, youth

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

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

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