Commentary

1 Meaning of ‘chose in action’

CHOSES IN ACTION vol 7
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1 Meaning of ‘chose in action’

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Commentary

A: INTRODUCTION TO CHOSES IN ACTION

1 Meaning of ‘chose in action’

The expression ‘chose in action’ or ‘thing in action’1 in the literal sense means a thing recoverable by action2, as contrasted with a chose in possession, which is a thing of which a person may have not only ownership but also actual physical possession. The meaning of the expression ‘chose in action’ or ‘thing in action’ has varied from time to time3, but is now used to describe all personal rights of property which can only be claimed or enforced by action, and not by taking physical possession4. In

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