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Definition of option:

  1. 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.
  2. A stipulated privilege, given to a party in a time contract, of demanding its fulfillment on any day within a specified limit.
  3. A wishing; a wish.
  4. The exercise of the power of choice; choice.
  5. The power of choosing; the right of choice or election; an alternative.

Synonyms:

woof, excerpt, possibility, plectron, plectrum, prerogative, grant, benefit, right, cream, choosing, extract, picking, lien, natural selection, security, pickax, prospect, lease, excerption, recourse, filling, franchise, resource, title, weft, elective, survival, license, survival of the fittest, claim, pickaxe, substitute, immunity, way out, opportunity.

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