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(Option), noun alternate choice, choice, conclusion, decision, determination, discernment, discretion, discrimination, distinction, election, embracement, free selection, judgment, pick, recourse, remaining course, selection, voluntary decision
Associated concepts: alternative conditions


(Substitute), noun change, other choice, replacement, succedaneum, superseder, supplanter
Associated concepts: alternative conditions, alternative connract, alternative covenant, alternative judgment, alternaaive legacy, alternative obligation, alternative plea, alterrative pleading, alternative relief, alternative remedies, alternative writs
See also: call, choice, cover, elective, expedient, loophole, option, plan, replacement, secondary, stopgap, substitute, vicarious

ALTERNATIVE. The one or the other of two things. In contracts a party has frequently the choice to perform one of several things, as, if he is bound to pay one hundred dollars, or to deliver a horse, he has the alternative. Vide Election; Obligation; Alternative.

LEGACY, ALTERNATIVE. One where the testator gives one of two things to the legatee without designating which of them; as, one of my two horses. Vide Election.

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While the battery-powered ZEV may be dead, other alternatives are very much alive.
The alternative market offers innovative options for agents and brokers, who face challenges in finding products and services for cost-conscious clients.
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After the allergy diagnosis, she switched to a basic menu composed primarily of fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts--as well as wheat and rice alternatives such as quinoa (pronounced keenwah), rye and kamut.
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Menu alternatives should be vegetarian dishes that are less expensive than the main offering and attractive to 20 to 40 percent of the camp population.
Labeled the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), the final version is set to go into effect this fall.
Here in the United States-where, ironically, those professions were invented in the sixties-conservative estimates are that increased reliance on alternative practitioners would save us about $90 billion each year in medical costs alone.
First report on use of alternatives managed by HMOs: high member satisfaction.

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