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Unformatted text preview: ibles) ‘Chose’ is a French word meaning ‘thing’. Therefore, these categories could be referred to as ‘things
in possession’ and ‘things in action’.
A chose in possession is an item that a person has in their possession—for example, an expensive watch.
If someone else came up to them and said, ‘That is my watch. Give it to me’, the person in possession of
the watch would no doubt refuse. They wouldn’t commence a legal action to prove they owned it; they
would merely maintain their possession. They are maintaining their rights by maintaining possession. At their engagement party, V and P exchanged rings. The
engagement ring that V gave his fiancée cost $15 250.
Relations between V and P subsequently deteriorated
and at the home of P’s parents, and in the presence of
members of her family, P said: ‘The wedding is off. Here,
take the ring. I don’t want it’. P then removed the engagement ring and put it on the coffee table in front of where
V was sitting. V said: ‘Ta...
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