Choice (?), n. [OE. chois, OF. chois, F. choix, fr. choisir to choose; of German origin; cf. Goth. kausjan to examine, kiusan to choose, examine, G. kiesen. 46. Cf. Choose.]
Act of choosing; the voluntary act of selecting or separating from two or more things that which is preferred; the determination of the mind in preferring one thing to another; election.
The power or opportunity of choosing; option.
Choice there is not, unless the thing which we take be so in our power that we might have refused it.
Care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference; discrimination.
I imagine they [the apothegms of Caesar] were collected with judgment and choice.
A sufficient number to choose among.
The thing or person chosen; that which is approved and selected in preference to others; selection.
The common wealth is sick of their own choice.
The best part; that which is preferable.
The flower and choice
Of many provinces from bound to bound.
To make a choice of, to choose; to select; to separate and take in preference.
Syn. - See Volition, Option.
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Choice, a. [Compar. Choicer (?); superl. Choicest (?).]
Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable.
My choicest hours of life are lost.
Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; -- used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money.
Selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen.
Choice word measured phrase.
Syn. - Select; precious; exquisite; uncommon; rare; chary; careful/
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