have one's origin

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Definition of have one's origin

: to begin to exist : to be produced or created The silk industry had its origin in China. The school had its origin with a large gift from a donor.

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“Have one's origin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20one%27s%20origin. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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