chose in action

Definition of "chose in action"
  1. A right to recover something such as a debt payment or compensation for harm through legal action
How to use "chose in action" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer advised her client that the unpaid debt was a chose in action and could be pursued in court.
  2. After the accident, the victim's chose in action allowed him to seek compensation for his injuries through a lawsuit.
  3. The tenant's failure to pay rent for several months created a chose in action for the landlord.

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