Definitions for originator
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•rig•i•nateəˈrɪdʒ əˌneɪt(v.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.
(v.i.)to take or have origin; arise.
(of a public conveyance) to begin a scheduled run at a specified place.
(v.t.)to give origin or rise to; initiate.
Origin of originate:
originator, conceiver, mastermind(noun)
someone who creates new things
Someone who originates, creates or founds something.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The command by whose authority a message is sent. The responsibility of the originator includes the responsibility for the functions of the drafter and the releasing officer.