originate in (some place or something)

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originate in (some place or something)

To begin in or stem from some place or source of origin. Our family tree originates in Sicily, but we have branches extending to nearly every continent on the planet! It seems like the issue originates in the company's bookkeeping protocols.
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originate in something

to have had a beginning in something or some place. The river originates in the Andes Mountains. All your troubles originate in your lungs.
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Killakey, 78 NY2d 325 (1991), ruled that '"physical contact' occurs within the meaning of the statute, when the accident originates in collision with an unidentified vehicle, or an integral part of an unidentified vehicle." In Killakey, five witnesses detailed that the unidentified vehicle lost a wheel which struck the claimant's vehicle.