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English definition of “originating application”

originating application

noun [C]    
UK (also originating summons) LAW a document that opens a legal case : The parties to proceedings begun by an originating application are referred to as " applicant " and " respondent ".
US BANKING, FINANCE the first document to be filled out when applying for a loan , mortgage , etc.
(Definition of originating application noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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