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incept Line breaks: in¦cept
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛpt/

Definition of incept in English:


[no object] British historical
Graduate from a university with an academic degree.
Example sentences
  • In all three universities, a Bachelor of Arts may ‘incept’ as a Master of Arts as soon as he is of the required academic standing.
  • The method of ‘incepting’ in Oxford survives as set out in December 1431, in the form of a ‘statute’ drafted by the Proctors with the agreement of senior scholars.


Mid 16th century (in the sense 'undertake, begin'): from Latin incept- 'begun', from the verb incipere. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.



Example sentences
  • Work of tutors with inceptors is understood as significant part of pedagogical work.
  • Inter-library loan service only for preceptor, inceptor and graduate students.

Words that rhyme with incept

accept, crept, except, inept, intercept, kept, leapt, overleaped, sept, slept, swept, upswept, wept, yclept

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