adjective. only partly in existence; imperfectly formed.
- incohatus (Latin)
Example sentences of the word inchoate
1. Noun, singular or mass
Conspiracy, attempt and solicitation are the three most common inchoate crimes.
However, some states still reject the MPC’s departure from the common law tradition of treating inchoate actions as lesser offenses.
3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The MPC’s code treats inchoate offenses, such as an attempted crime, the same as consummated offenses.
4. Verb, base form
Many of the these statutory changes are based on new DNA retrieval and testing, but so far these changes do not extend to inchoate acts.