Joseph Hodges, 1832–1917, U.S. lawyer and diplomat.
Rufus, 1799–1859, U.S. lawyer, orator, and statesman.
“finished, complete,” mistaken back-formation from inchoate (q.v.) as though that word contained in- “not.” First attested 1878 in letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes lamenting barbarisms in legal case writing (he said he found choate in a California report).
1. . chocolate
/ˈtʃɒkɪ/ noun (pl) -cies 1. a chocolate adjective 2. made of, tasting of, smelling of, or resembling chocolate: a delicious choccy taste
noun The vulva [1960s+; fr Spanish, literally ”woodcock”]
/ˈtʃɒkˌaɪs/ noun 1. an ice cream covered with a thin layer of chocolate