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CHOICE, noun

1. The act of choosing; the voluntary act of selecting or separating from two or more things that which is preferred; or the determination of the mind in preferring one thing to another; election.

Ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my moth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. Acts 15:7.

2. The power of choosing; option.

Where there is force, there can be no choice

Of these alternatives we have our own choice

3. Care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference.

I imagine Cesars apothems were collected with judgment and choice

4. The thing chosen; that which is approved and selected in preference to others; selection.

Nor let thy conquests only be her choice

5. The best part of any thing; that which is preferable, and properly the object of choice

In the choice of our sepulchers bury thy dead. Genesis 23:6.

6. The act of electing to office by vote; election.

To make choice of, to choose; to select; to separate and take in preference.

CHOICE, adjective

1. Worthy of being preferred; select; precious; very valuable.

My choicest hours of life are lost.

My revenue is better than choice silver. Proverbs 8:10.

2. Holding dear; preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; as, to be choice of time or of advantages.

3. Selecting with care, and due attention to preference; as, to be choice of ones company.