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This subject has been much discussed under the heading "alienability of choses in action." In continuing the discussion our first step should be to abandon altogether the term "chose in action." Its linguistic construction is faulty, in that its individual words lead one to think of something very different from that which the expression as a whole now denotes. There is no "chose" or thing or res. There is a right (or claim) against some person. In this article we shall speak in terms of rights (or claims) and not about "choses."

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