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Word: inchoate

Definition: (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass


Sentences Containing 'inchoate'

Capital punishment is also imposed on inchoate offenses, that is, attempted crimes which are not actually fully carried out, including repeat offenses such as attempted fraud.
Secondly, title by discovery is only an inchoate title.
The arbitrator concluded that Spain held an inchoate title when Spain “discovered” Palmas.

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