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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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Most Puritan divines appreciated the material contributions to society that businessmen made, while they worried that merchants' practices might be violating biblical prohibitions (against usury, in particular) or, more inchoately, that the growing importance of merchant activity might be creating a culture driven more forcefully by financial than spiritual considerations.
the Fall, original sin, the law, and predestination) are inchoately present even in the most "philosophical" of Augustine's earliest works.
Instead, it provided an opportunity to vaunt an inchoately nationalist sense of Scotland's contributions to the British military and imperial expansion and control.
This vision of history has been spelled out at least inchoately in Theology and the Dialectics of History.
But at least inchoately, most of us understand that the word rights means an overriding moral claim, not an ideal or a goal or a hope to be aimed at, but a duty to be done now.