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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Option

OP'TION, noun [Latin optio, from opto, to wish or desire.]

1. The power of choosing; the right of choice or election; as the archbishop's option in collating to a vacant benefice.

There is an option left to the United States of America, whether they will be respectable and prosperous, or contemptible and miserable, as a nation.

2. The power of wishing; wish.

3. Choice; election; preference. He ought not to complain of his lot; it was his own option We leave this to your own option