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