Choate
I. biographical name Joseph Hodges 1832-1917 American lawyer & diplomat II. biographical name Rufus 1799-1859 American jurist

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  • Choate — Choate, pronounced with two syllables, is an English word used mainly in legal contexts as the opposite of inchoate ( not fully formed ). It is a back formation from that word, and somewhat controversial; see choate (law). Choate, pronounced with …   Wikipedia

  • Choate — bedeutet in der englischen Sprache so viel wie gut oder wohlgeformt. Es ist sowohl Familienname als auch Ortsname: Choate (Texas), eine Kleinstadt südlich von Kenedy Choate House (Massachusetts), das Geburtshaus von Rufus Choate in Essex,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • choate — cho·ate / kō ət, ˌāt/ adj [back formation from inchoate]: being complete and superior to subsequent liens see also choate lien at lien compare inchoate cho·ate·ness n …   Law dictionary

  • choate — finished, complete, mistaken back formation from INCHOATE (Cf. inchoate) (q.v.) as though that word contained in not. First attested 1878 in letter from O.W. Holmes lamenting barbarisms in legal case writing (he said he found choate in a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Choate — [chōt] Rufus 1799 1859; U.S. lawyer …   English World dictionary

  • choate — /kowat/ That which has become perfected or ripened as e.g. a choate lien (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

  • choate — /kowat/ That which has become perfected or ripened as e.g. a choate lien (q.v.) …   Black's law dictionary

  • Choate — /choht/, n. 1. Joseph Hodges, 1832 1917, U.S. lawyer and diplomat. 2. Rufus, 1799 1859, U.S. lawyer, orator, and statesman. * * * …   Universalium

  • choate — adjective complete …   Wiktionary

  • choate — cho·ate …   English syllables

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