choate

adjective

cho·​ate
ˈkō-ət, -ˌāt
: being complete and superior to subsequent liens see also choate lien at lien compare inchoate
choateness noun

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from inchoate

Dictionary Entries Near choate

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“Choate.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/choate. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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