Definition of INCHOATE


INCHOATE

That which is not yet completed or finished. Contracts
are considered inchoate until they are executed by all the parties
who ought to have executed them. For example, a covenant which
purports to be tripartite, and is executed by only two of the
parties, is incomplete, and no one is bound by it. 2 Halst. 142.
Vide Locus paenitentiae.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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