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in·cho·ate / inˈkō-it; -āt/ • adj. just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary: a still inchoate democracy. ∎  Law (of an offense, such as incitement or conspiracy) anticipating a further criminal act. DERIVATIVES: in·cho·ate·ly adv. in·cho·ate·ness n.

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inchoate XVI. — L. inchoātus, pp. of inchoāre, incohāre begin; see -ATE2.
So inchoative XVI. — late L.

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INCHOATE

Imperfect; partial; unfinished; begun, but not completed; as in a contract not executed by all the parties.