Definition of incept in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛpt/


[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.



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.


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.

Words that rhyme with incept

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

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