orig·i·nate /ə-'ri-jə-ˌnāt/ vb -nat·ed, -nat·ing
vt: to give rise to; specif: to issue (a mortgage loan) usu. for subsequent sale in a pool of mortgage loans to a secondary market compare service
vi: to take or have origin
orig·i·na·tion /ə-ˌri-jə-'nā-shən/ n
orig·i·na·tor /ə-'ri-jə-ˌnā-tər/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb activate, arouse, author, awaken, beget, begin, break ground, breed, bring about, bring into existence, bring on, bring to pass, cause, coin, commence, compose, conceive, concoct, contrive, create, devise, draft, effect, elicit, engender, engineer, establish, evoke, fabricate, father, forge, form, formulate, found, frame, generate, get going, get up, give birth to, give impulse to, give origin to, give rise to, handsel, improvise, inaugurate, induce, initiate, inspire, institute, introduce, invent, kindle, launch, lay the foundation for, lead, make, make up, manufacture, motivate, mount, open, pioneer, plan, precipitate, prepare, produce, promote, prompt, propagate, provoke, raise, set afloat, set going, set in motion, set up, sire, start, stimulate, take the first step, take the initiative, take the lead, think up, trigger, undertake, usher in II index accrue (arise), build (construct), cause, commence, compose, conceive (invent), conjure, constitute (establish), create, embark, engender, establish (launch), forge (produce), frame (construct), frame (formulate), generate, induce, initiate, inspire, invent (produce for the first time), launch (initiate), legislate, maintain (commence), make, manufacture, produce (manufacture), propagate (increase), provoke, result, stem (originate), unveil

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006