1. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
2. just begun; incipient.
3. not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.
There is a curious idea in American Law of the Inchoate offense . This is the crime of preparing to commit another crime. Please note, this is a crime of the mind. Some acts are criminal because you might, or might not, actually do harm in the future. Think about that for a moment and then think about picking up potential terrorists and locking them up forever. I hope you see how one horrible, but accepted, area of the law leads to other, more terrible, abuses.
Remember, if you support the governmental goring of the other man’s ox; your ox is also at risk.