Inchoate

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A word, used by Dr K, of which the use and meaning came under close examination.


inchoate

ɪnˈkəʊeɪt,ˈɪnk-,-ət/

adjective

1. just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.

"a still inchoate democracy"


2. LAW (of an offence, such as incitement or conspiracy) anticipating or preparatory to a further criminal act.