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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commence  \Com*mence"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Commenced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Commencing}.]  [F.  commencer,  OF  comencier  fr  L. 
  com-  +  initiare  to  begin.  See  {Initiate}.] 
  1.  To  have  a  beginning  or  origin;  to  originate;  to  start  to 
  begin. 
 
  Here  the  anthem  doth  commence.  --Shak. 
 
  His  heaven  commences  ere  the  world  be  past. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  To  begin  to  be  or  to  act  as  [Archaic] 
 
  We  commence  judges  ourselves  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  To  take  a  degree  at  a  university.  [Eng.] 
 
  I  question  whether  the  formality  of  commencing  was 
  used  in  that  age.  --Fuller. 




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