Definition of option:
- 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.
- A stipulated privilege, given to a party in a time contract, of demanding its fulfillment on any day within a specified limit.
- A wishing; a wish.
- The exercise of the power of choice; choice.
- The power of choosing; the right of choice or election; an alternative.
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" Mr. Cranbourne," he said formally, " after hearing your story, I am afraid I have no option but to detain you on suspicion of having caused the death of Christine Manderson, otherwise Thea Colville, and to warn you that anything you say may be used in evidence against you."- "The Crooked House", Brandon Fleming.
- "Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage", John Goerzen and Ossama Othman.
I am afraid we have no option but to march with the time; but when we reach that stage when to march any farther is to march into old age, we should not be sorry if time would be kind enough to stand still; and all good doctors concur in advising us to do nothing to hurry him.- "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.