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Meaning of Inchoate

imperfect ; partial; begun but not completed. The interest of a wife in the lands and tenements of her husband during his lifetime is said to be an inchoate right to dower , since the interest is not complete , does not crystallize until his death . Not a contingent interest taking effect only upon his death, since even during his lifetime, any conveyance by him would require her to waive her inchoate right to dower in the lands and tenements which operate in satisfaction of her interest in the same.

Synonyms of Inchoate


  • beginning
  • begun but not completed
  • budding
  • elemental
  • elementary
  • embryonic
  • fragmentary
  • fundamental
  • halfbegun
  • halfdone
  • hardly begun
  • immature
  • imperfect
  • in its infancy
  • inceptive
  • incipient
  • incohatus
  • incomplete
  • infant
  • initial
  • introductory
  • just begun
  • nascent
  • not completely formed
  • not fully executed
  • partial
  • prefatory
  • preliminary
  • primary
  • rudimental
  • rudimentary
  • semiprocessed
  • sketchy
  • uncompleted
  • unexecuted
  • unfinalized
  • unfinished
  • unprocessed
  • Associated Concepts: inchoate contract
  • inchoate crimes
  • inchoate gift
  • inchoate interest
  • inchoate lien
  • inchoate right
  • inchoate title
  • inchoate will

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  • Article Name: Inchoate
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    Imperfect; partial; begun but not completed. The interest of a wife in the lands and tenements of her husband during his [...]

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