Definition of incept in English:

incept

verb

[no object]British
historical
  • Graduate from a university with an academic degree.

    • ‘In all three universities, a Bachelor of Arts may ‘incept’ as a Master of Arts as soon as he is of the required academic standing.’
    • ‘The method of ‘incepting’ in Oxford survives as set out in December 1431, in the form of a ‘statute’ drafted by the Proctors with the agreement of senior scholars.’

Origin

Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘undertake, begin’): from Latin incept- ‘begun’, from the verb incipere. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.

Pronunciation

incept

/ɪnˈsɛpt/