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 for Chose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Choose \Choose\, v. t. [imp. Chose; p. p. Chosen, Chose
     (Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Choosing.] [OE. chesen, cheosen,
     AS. ce['o]san; akin to OS. kiosan, D. kiezen, G. kiesen,
     Icel. kj[=o]sa, Goth. kiusan, L. gustare to taste, Gr. ?,
     Skr. jush to enjoy. [root]46. Cf. Choice, 2d Gust.]
     1. To make choice of; to select; to take by way of preference
        from two or more objects offered; to elect; as, to choose
        the least of two evils.
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              Choose me for a humble friend.        --Pope.
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     2. To wish; to desire; to prefer. [Colloq.]
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              The landlady now returned to know if we did not
              choose a more genteel apartment.      --Goldsmith.
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     To choose sides. See under Side.
  
     Syn: Syn. - To select; prefer; elect; adopt; follow.
  
     Usage: To Choose, Prefer, Elect. To choose is the
            generic term, and denotes to take or fix upon by an
            act of the will, especially in accordance with a
            decision of the judgment. To prefer is to choose or
            favor one thing as compared with, and more desirable
            than, another, or more in accordance with one's tastes
            and feelings. To elect is to choose or select for some
            office, employment, use, privilege, etc., especially
            by the concurrent vote or voice of a sufficient number
            of electors. To choose a profession; to prefer private
            life to a public one; to elect members of Congress.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chose \Chose\, n.; pl. Choses. [F., fr. L. causa cause,
     reason. See Cause.] (Law)
     A thing; personal property.
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chose \Chose\,
     imp. & p. p. of Choose.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CHOSE, property. This is a French word, signifying thing. In law, it is 
  applied to personal property; as choses in possession, are such personal 
  things of which one has possession; choses in action, are such as the owner 
  has not the possession, but merely a right of action for their possession. 2 
  Bl. Com. 889, 397; 1 Chit. Pract. 99; 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 26, 59. Chitty 
  defines choses in actions to be rights to receive or recover a debt, or 
  money, or damages for breach of contract, or for a tort connected with 
  contract, but which cannot be enforced without action, and therefore termed 
  choses, or things in action. Com. Dig. Biens; Harr. Dig. Chose in 
  Action Chitty's Eq. Dig. b. t. Vide 1 Ch. Pr. 140. 
       2. It is one of the qualities of a chose in action, that, at common 
  law, it is not assignable. 2 John. 1; 15 Mass. 388; 1 Cranch, 367. But bills 
  of exchange and promissory notes, though choses in action, may be assigned 
  by indorsement, when payable to order, or by delivery when payable to 
  bearer. See Bills of Exchange. 
       3. Bonds are assignable in Pennsylvania, and perhaps some other states, 
  by virtue of statutory provisions.Inequity, however, all choses in action 
  are assignable and the assignee has an equitable right to enforce the 
  fulfilment of the obligation in the name of the assignor. 4 Mass. 511; 3 
  Day. 364; 1 Wheat. 236; 6 Pick. 316 9 ow. 34; 10 Mass. 316; 11 Mass. 157, n. 
  9 S. & R. 2441; 3 Yeates, 327; 1 Binn. 429; 5 Stew. & Port. 60; 4 Rand. 266; 
  7 Conn. 399; 2 Green, 510; Harp. 17; Vide, generally, Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.
  
       4. Rights arising ex delicto are not assignable either at law or in 
  equity. 
  
  

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