choses

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chose \Chose\, noun; pl. {Choses}. [F., fr. L. causa cause, reason. See {Cause}.] (Law) A thing; personal property.

{Chose in action}, a thing of which one has not possession or actual enjoyment, but only a right to it, or a right to demand it by action at law, and which does not exist at the time in specie; a personal right to a thing not reduced to possession, but recoverable by suit at law; as a right to recover money due on a contract, or damages for a tort, which can not be enforced against a reluctant party without suit.

{Chose in possession}, a thing in possession, as distinguished from a thing in action.

{Chose local}, a thing annexed to a place, as a mill.

{Chose transitory}, a thing which is movable. --Cowell. Blount.


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