Meaning of “originating application” in the English Dictionary

"originating application" in Business English

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originating applicationnoun [ C ]

uk us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)