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chose 1

Past tense of choose.

chose 2

n. Law
An item of personal property; a chattel.

[French, from Latin causa, thing, case, reason.]
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the past tense of choose


(Law) law an article of personal property
[C17: from French: thing, from Latin causa cause, case, reason]
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1. pt. of choose.
2. Obs. pp. of choose.



an article of personal property.
[1660–70; < French < Latin causa case, thing. See cause]
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References in classic literature ?
Let not him who chooses first be careless, and let not the last despair.' And when he had spoken, he who had the first choice came forward and in a moment chose the greatest tyranny; his mind having been darkened by folly and sensuality, he had not thought out the whole matter before he chose, and did not at first sight perceive that he was fated, among other evils, to devour his own children.
They therefore chose as leaders Mice that were most renowned for their family descent, strength, and counsel, as well as those most noted for their courage in the fight, so that they might be better marshaled in battle array and formed into troops, regiments, and battalions.
I do not know why I chose the loft to renew my long-neglected friendship with them.
The hero's rogue servant, Chispa, seemed to me, then and long afterwards, so fine a bit of Spanish character that I chose his name for my first pseudonym when I began to write for the newspapers, and signed my legislative correspondence for a Cincinnati paper with it.
Will Scarlet was chosen to follow him, and now took his place and carefully chose three round and full-feathered arrows.
Those who chose to receive P10,000 in both Scenario A and C can be described as 'present-biased'; and it requires an investor mindset to logically choose the better recourse of getting P20,000 a year later.
EARLY FINDINGS from a uterine fibroids registry suggest more than half of enrolled women chose an alternative to hysterectomy, underscoring the need to study the efficacy of these uterine-sparing treatment options, said Elizabeth A.
There were some surprises for the recoupling on Love Island tonight as Megan finally chose to stay with Eyal rather than pick Dr Alex at the recoupling.
"My father, younger brother and sister chose to have South Korean nationality while my mother and I retain our Chosen-seki status.
Choose a *** big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers" (Trainspotting) Demba Ba chose China, Abou Diaby chose France.
The first question was to choose between the characters Black Jack and Jamie from "Outlander." Caitriona and Sam Heughan both chose Jamie while Tobias Menzies chose Black Jack.
San Diego, CA, October 18, 2012 --( Older Americans believe meth and crack are the perceived most dangerous drugs affecting young American people today while young Americans mostly chose heroin/cocaine and other drugs and marijuana, according to a survey conducted by TestCountry, one of the world's leading supplier of drug testing supplies and services.