Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A thing; a chattel; a personal right.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Fr. A thing; an article of property. A chose is a chattel personal, (Wll-liams, Pers. Prop. 4,) and is either in possession or in action. See the following titles.
    —Chose local. A local thing; a thing annexed to a place, as a mill. Kitchin, fol. 18 ; Cowell ; Blount.
    —Chose transitory. A thing which is movable, and may be taken away or carried from place to place. Cowell; Blount.