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OP'TION, n. [L. 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.



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OP'TION, n. [L. 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.

OP'TION, n. [L. 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. Washington.
  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.

Op"tion
  1. The power of choosing; the right of choice or election; an alternative.

    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. Washington.

  2. The exercise of the power of choice; choice.

    Transplantation must proceed from the option of the people, else it sounds like an exile. Bacon.

  3. A wishing; a wish.

    [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
  4. A right formerly belonging to an archbishop to select any one dignity or benefice in the gift of a suffragan bishop consecrated or confirmed by him, for bestowal by himself when next vacant; -- annulled by Parliament in 1845.
  5. A stipulated privilege, given to a party in a time contract, of demanding its fulfillment on any day within a specified limit.

    Buyer's option, an option allowed to one who contracts to buy stocks at a certain future date and at a certain price, to demand the delivery of the stock (giving one day's notice) at any previous time at the market price. -- Seller's option, an option allowed to one who contracts to deliver stock art a certain price on a certain future date, to deliver it (giving one day's notice) at any previous time at the market price. Such options are privileges for which a consideration is paid. -- Local option. See under Local.

    Syn. -- Choice; preference; selection. -- Option, Choice. Choice is an act of choosing; option often means liberty to choose, and implies freedom from constraint in the act of choosing.

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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

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

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