from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of choose.
  • n. Law An item of personal property; a chattel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past of choose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of choose.
  • n. A thing; personal property.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Preterit and old past participle of choose.
  • n. In law, an article of personal property, or a personal right; a thing.


French, from Latin causa, thing, case, reason.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Awfully useful in French, when I can't think of the right word.

    April 28, 2010