begotten

be·​got·​ten | \bi-ˈgä-tᵊn, bē-\

Definition of begotten 

(Entry 1 of 2)

past participle of beget

There is no killing the suspicion that deceit has once begotten.— George Eliot This small, austerely decorated restaurant on the unfashionable end of Melrose Avenue has begotten a second establishment …— Jean T. Barrett

begotten

adjective

Definition of begotten (Entry 2 of 2)

: brought into existence by or as if by a parent "He didn't send his only begotten son through a whirlwind …"— Jesse Jackson … she was also a self-absorbed alcoholic with a penchant for promiscuous infidelity and scant interest in such minor matters as her only begotten child.— Deborah Orr often used in combination especially with ill an ill-begotten scheme"Today's guilty plea demonstrates the allure of financial gain, even if ill-begotten, sometimes overcomes the impulse to do what is right."— David P. Gelios — see also misbegotten

First Known Use of begotten

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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