Chose in possession
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 in possession — Etymology: chose (II) : a thing in one s actual possession compare chose in action …   Useful english dictionary

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  • chose in possession — A thing which a person has the right to enjoy or occupy and of which he has also the actual enjoyment or occupation. See 2 Bl Comm 396, 408, 443 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Chose in action — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chose in action — Etymology: chose (II) 1. : any right to a personal as opposed to a real thing that is not in one s possession or actual enjoyment but is recoverable by suit at law; especially : any right to an act or forbearance (as in case of debts, stocks,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in possession — Holding possession. See chose in possession; estate in possession; estate vested in possession …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • chose in action — A right of proceeding in a court of law to obtain a sum of money or to recover damages. Examples include rights under an insurance policy, a debt, and rights under a contract. A chose in action is a form of property and can be assigned, sold,… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • chose in action — see chose Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. chose in action …   Law dictionary

  • chose in action — The right of property in intangible things which are not in one s possession, but that are enforcible through legal or Court action, such as debts, insurance claims, shares in a company, pensions and salaries. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

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