- First Reference: Genesis 6:2
- Last Reference: Acts 15:40
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
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CHOSE, noun In law, property in action; a right to possession; or that which may be demanded and recovered by suit or action at law. Thus, money due on a bond or note is a chose in action; a recompense for damage done is a chose in action; the former proceeding from an express, the latter from an implied contract. A contract executed is a chose in possession; a contract executory conveys only a chose in action. A chose local is annexed to a place, as a mill or the like; a chose transitory is a thing which is movable.
CHOSE, s as z, preterit tense and p. of choose.
Spoken of warriors (Exodus 15:4; Judges 20:16), of the Hebrew nation (Psalms 105:43; Deuteronomy 7:7), of Jerusalem as the seat of the temple (1 Kings 11:13). Christ is the "chosen" of God (Isaiah 42:1); and the apostles are "chosen" for their work (Acts 10:41). It is said with regard to those who do not profit by their opportunities that "many are called, but few are chosen" (Matthew 20:16). (See ELECTION.)
CHOSEN, participle passive
1. Selected from a number; picked out; taken in preference; elected; predestinated; designated to office.
2. Select; distinguished by preference; eminent.
His chosen captains are drowned in the sea. Exodus 15:4.
Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood. 1 Peter 2:4.
Matthew 20:16; Matthew 22:14; 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 17:14