Inchoation


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In`cho`a´tion


n.1.Act of beginning; commencement; inception.
The setting on foot some of those arts, in those parts, would be looked on as the first inchoation of them.
- Sir M. Hale.
It is now in actual progress, from the rudest inchoation to the most elaborate finishing.
- I. Taylor.
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60) In Aquinas's view, the Beatitudes (Mt 5:3-12) refer not only to the blessings of heaven, but also to "a kind of imperfect inchoation of future happiness existing even in this life in those who are holy.