choate

adjective
cho·​ate | \ ˈkō-ət, -ˌāt \

Legal Definition of choate

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

Other Words from choate

choateness noun

History and Etymology for choate

back-formation from inchoate

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“Choate.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/choate. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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