[choh-zuh n] /ˈtʃoʊ zən/

a past participle of .
selected from several; preferred:
my chosen profession.
Theology. (def 9).
the past participle of choose
selected or picked out, esp for some special quality
the official name for Korea when it was a Japanese province (1910–45)

“the elect, the select,” especially those selected by God, c.1200, from past participle of choose (v.). Chosen people for “the Jews” is recorded from 1530s.

spoken of warriors (Ex. 15:4; Judg. 20:16), of the Hebrew nation (Ps. 105:43; Deut. 7:7), of Jerusalem as the seat of the temple (1 Kings 11:13). Christ is the “chosen” of God (Isa. 42:1); and the apostles are “chosen” for their work (Acts 10:41). It is said with regard to those who do not profit by their opportunities that “many are called, but few are chosen” (Matt. 20:16). (See ELECTION.)


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