- a thing; an article of personal property.
Origin of chose2
1350–1400 for earlier senses; 1660–70 for current sense; Middle English < French < Latin causa case, thing. See cause
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Examples from the Web for choses
That is, choses in action as well as choses in possession may be pledged.
You eat lak one dam beeg cochonde pork, de bean, de bread an molasstous les choses.The Boss of Wind River
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Define and distinguish choses in action and choses in possession.
Each afternoon and evening somebody delivered himself of choses vues or choses entendues.Eastern Nights - and Flights
Chattels personal are divided into choses in possession and choses in action (see Chose).
- the past tense of choose
- law an article of personal property
C17: from French: thing, from Latin causa cause, case, reason
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Word Origin and History for choses
past tense of choose (q.v.).
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