chose in action definition

  • noun:
    • See Chose.
    • anything which one has not possession or real satisfaction, but just a right to it, or a right to need it by action at law, and which will not occur at the time in specie; an individual straight to anything maybe not paid off to ownership, but recoverable by fit at law; as the right to recoup cash due on a contract, or damages for a tort, that may not be enforced against a reluctant celebration without suit.
    • See Chose.
    • anything which you've got not ownership or real satisfaction, but only a right to it, or a right to demand it by activity at law, and which cannot occur at the time in specie; an individual straight to anything perhaps not paid down to ownership, but recoverable by suit at legislation; as a right to recover money due on a contract, or problems for a tort, that could never be enforced against a reluctant celebration without match.
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