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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chose n.; pl. Choses   Law A thing; personal property.
 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.