Chose
Chose Chose, n.; pl. {Choses}. [F., fr. L. causa cause, reason. See {Cause}.] (Law) A thing; personal property. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • CHOSE — Terme de la langue ordinaire dont la référence, une fois exclus les êtres animés, est purement contextuelle: telle «chose difficile», c’est ce sur quoi porte mon action tandis que je parle; «la chose en question», c’est ce dont nous nous… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Chose — (pronounced: shows , French for thing ), is a term used in common law tradition in different senses. Chose local is a thing annexed to a place, such as a mill. A chose transitory is something movable, that can be carried from place to place.… …   Wikipedia

  • chose — CHOSE. s. f. Ce qui est. Il se dit in, differemment de tout, sa signification se déterminant par la matière dont on traite. Dieu a créé toutes choses. Un bon ami est une chose bien précieuse. La chose du monde que je crains le plus, c est... Il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • chose — CHOSE. s. f. Il se dit indifferemment de tout; sa signification se determinant par la matiere dont on traite. Le monde est une chose admirable. c est une belle chose que la lumiere. un bon ami est une chose bien pretieuse. la chose du monde que… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • chose — Chose, Res. Picard. Cose, Narbon. Cause. Il vient de Causa. Choses plaisantes à raconter, Lepida memoratu. Il y a moult de choses en cecy, Multa fert haec res. Bud. ex Terentio. Ce n est pas peu de chose, C est grande chose, Est tanti. B. ex Cic …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • chose — / shōz/ n [Anglo French, literally, thing, from Old French, from Latin causa legal case, reason, cause]: a piece of personal property chose in action: a right to something (as payment of a debt or damages for injury) that can be recovered in a… …   Law dictionary

  • Chose — Chose, imp. & p. p. of {Choose}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chose — (fr., spr. Schos ), Sache, Ding; daher Chosen, Possen, Schwänke; Chofenmacher, Possenmacher; Chose jugée (spr. Schos schüscheh), abgeurtheilte Rechtssache, ausgemachte Sache …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • chose — grand chose psychose sporotrichose …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • chose — chose; me·tem·psy·chose; …   English syllables

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