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English definition of “originator”

originator

noun [C]     /əˈrɪdʒəneɪtər/
the person who first thinks of something and causes it to happen: There are lots of reasons why the inventor or originator of an idea may not get the lion's share of the rewards.
FINANCE a person or company that arranges loans or other investments: loan/mortgage originator The company is the largest private-sector originator of student loans insured by the federal government.
(Definition of originator noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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