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1-1-14 Word Of The Day: Inchoation

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INCHOATION

in·cho·a·tion [in-koh-ey-shuhn]
* noun – a beginning; origin.

“Three things cannot but exist towards all animated beings from the nature of divine justice; co-sufferance in the circle of inchoation, because without that none could attain the perfect knowledge of any thing…”
John Williams, The Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the Cymry, 1844

inchoate

— adj
1. just beginning; incipient
2. undeveloped; immature; rudimentary
3. (of a legal document, promissory note, etc) in an uncompleted state; not yet made specific or valid

— vb
4. to begin

[C16: from Latin incohāre to make a beginning, literally: to hitch up, from in- ² + cohum yokestrap]

in’choately

— adv

in’choateness

— n

incho’ation

— n

inchoative

— adj

3 replies on “1-1-14 Word Of The Day: Inchoation”

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