Definitions of incipiency

  1. beginning to exist or to be apparent; "he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850"; "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Beginning; commencement; incipient state. Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for incipiency

  1. That every thought and action might be discovered in its incipiency he was furnished with a French lady to amuse him in his retirement This accomplished but abandoned female obtained such ascendency over his mind, that she induced him to make her a duchess. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  2. As for Albert Charlton, it is well for the community that he has been thus early and suddenly overtaken in the first incipiency of a black career of crime. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston