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.

(Chose) imp. & p. p. of Choose.

(Cho"sen) p. p. of Choose. Selected from a number; picked out; choice.

Seven hundred chosen men left-handed.
Judg. xx. 16.

(Cho"sen), n. One who, or that which is the object of choice or special favor.

(Chou"an) n. [F.] One of the royalist insurgents in western France during and after the French revolution.

(Chough) n. [OE. choughe, kowe fr. AS. ceó; cf. also D. kauw, OHG. chaha; perh. akin to E. caw. &radic22. Cf. Caddow.] (Zoöl.) A bird of the Crow family (Fregilus graculus) of Europe. It is of a black color, with a long, slender, curved bill and red legs; — also called chauk, chauk-daw, chocard, Cornish chough, red-legged crow. The name is also applied to several allied birds, as the Alpine chough.

Cornish chough(Her.), a bird represented black, with red feet, and beak; — called also aylet and sea swallow.

(||Chou"i*cha) n. [Native name] (Zoöl.) The salmon of the Columbia River or California. See Quinnat.

(||Chou"ka) n. [Native name] (Zoöl.) The Indian four-horned antelope; the chikara.

(Choule) n. [Obs.] See Jowl. Sir W. Scott.

(||Choul"try) n. See Choltry.

(Chouse) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Choused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chousing.] [From Turk. chaush a messenger or interpreter, one of whom, attached to the Turkish embassy, in 1609 cheated the Turkish

3. An interpreter in a dumb show or play. [Obs.]

4. (Mus.) A company of singers singing in concert.

5. (Mus.) A composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of voices.

6. (Mus.) Parts of a song or hymn recurring at intervals, as at the end of stanzas; also, a company of singers who join with the singer or choir in singer or choir in singing such parts.

7. The simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls.

(Cho"rus), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chorused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chorusing.] To sing in chorus; to exclaim simultaneously. W. D. Howells.

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

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