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choate

adjective cho·ate \ˈkō-ət, -ˌāt\

Legal Definition of choate

  1. :  being complete and superior to subsequent liens — see also choate lien at lien — compare inchoate

choateness

noun

Origin and Etymology of choate

back-formation from inchoate


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