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inchoate

(of a legal document, promissory note, etc.) in an uncompleted state; not yet made specific or valid
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An inchoate crime denotes an act (plus any relevant fault element) which is regarded as a crime despite the fact that it is only partial or incomplete in some respect.
If one is sanguine about it, then one might not feel the need to prosecute the ultimate inchoate crime, stating the intention to commit a crime.
The offense of conspiracy to commit war crimes in the MCA of 2009 permits both an inchoate conspiracy charge and conspiracy-based vicarious liability.
8) Inchoate offenses allow law enforcement officials to
For Hadfield, the inchoate nature of republican discourse is a sign of political repression and not the sign of a developing or changing discourse.
With all this activity, and a consumer base that is still inchoate, it's likely that only the most creative companies will draw significant profits from convergence.
I am driven to write out of frustration brought about by the atmosphere of inchoate fear caused by the numerous warnings and news flashes inflicted on the public almost every day about various medications.
The action in the middle of the ring was an inchoate tangle of limbs and fists.
Though Muqtada's politics were inchoate, lacking ideology, and seeking only inclusion and power, Haeri was a rigid Khomeinist.
I think that Speckhardt has, along with many others, missed the increasingly obvious fact that conservatism is an ideologically inchoate movement that is disintegrating before our eyes.
Four more years of sputtering, inchoate raving from the left?
The profession of history moves slowly, but perhaps the generation that is now being raised in a new atmosphere--that inchoate, uncertain, Post-9/11 Generation--will choose to return to the Old Truths.