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verb endeavor to overtake, follow, go after, go in pursuit of, go in quest of, hunt, pursue, run after, run in pursuit, search, seek, track, trail, try to overtake
See also: embellish, follow, hunt, pursuit, quest, race, repulse, trace

CHASE, Eng. law. The liberty of keeping beasts of chase, or royal gaine, on another man's ground as well as on one's own ground, protected even from the owner of the land, with a power of hunting them thereon. It differs from a park, because it may be on another's ground, and because it is not enclosed. 2 Bl. Com. 38.

CHASE, property. The act of acquiring possession of animals ferae naturae by force, cunning or address. The hunter acquires a right to such animals by occupancy, and they become his property. 4 Toull. n. 7. No man has a right to enter on the lands of another for the purpose of hunting, without his consent. Vide 14 East, R. 249 Poth. Tr. du Dr. de Propriete, part 1, c. 2, art. 2. CHASTITY. That virtue which prevents the unlawful commerce of the sexes.
     2. A woman may defend her chastity by killing her assailant. See Self Defence. And even the solicitation of her chastity is indictable in some of the states; 7 Conn. 267; though in England, and perhaps elsewhere, such act is not indictable. 2 Chit. Pr. 478. Words charging a woman with a violation of chastity are actionable in themselves. 2 Conn. 707.

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Stewart won the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his second win in the Chase, and has scored more points than any driver since the Chase started seven races ago at New Hampshire International Speedway.
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Chase is proud to extend our partnership with LSU so we can make attending games the best possible experience for the fans," said Paul Zoppi, vice president, Chase Card Services.
Chase has been living in the trailer since Thursday so he can keep an eye on the donations.
Chase Direct Benefit Cards for EITC are being rolled out in cities across the country, including Phoenix, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Columbus, Shreveport, Salt Lake City, McAllen, Flint, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Indianapolis, San Antonio and Milwaukee from now until April 15th.
We believe the innovative cards with blink provide merchants and cardmembers with the increased speed and convenience they want at the point-of-sale," said Tom O'Donnell, senior vice president of Chase Card Services, the company's credit card division.
Under the terms of the joint venture formed in 1996, Chase originates Chase-branded student loans exclusively through the joint venture and Sallie Mae purchases and services those loans.
Consumers can apply for the Chase Freedom card at 1-866-800-FRDM, or online at www.