from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To prefer; choose in preference.
- v. To choose ahead of time; preelect; preselect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make choice of beforehand.
From Middle English forechosen, from Old English foreċēosan ("to choose in preference"), equivalent to fore- + choose. More at fore-, choose. (Wiktionary)