The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chose \Chose\, n.; pl. Choses. [F., fr. L. causa cause,
reason. See Cause.] (Law)
A thing; personal property.
Chose in action, a thing of which one has not possession or
actual enjoyment, but only a right to it, or a right to
demand it by action at law, and which does not exist at
the time in specie; a personal right to a thing not
reduced to possession, but recoverable by suit at law; as
a right to recover money due on a contract, or damages for
a tort, which can not be enforced against a reluctant
party without suit.
Chose in possession, a thing in possession, as
distinguished from a thing in action.
Chose local, a thing annexed to a place, as a mill.
Chose transitory, a thing which is movable. --Cowell.