With no other option, Law tendered his resignation to Pope John Paul II and slinked off to Rome.
This leaves room for some acceleration of the pace of withdrawals, an option the White House is reported to be considering.
And now in a few areas solar systems are starting to come as a prebuilt feature—not an option.
c.1600, "action of choosing," from French option (Old French opcion), from Latin optionem (nominative optio) "choice, free choice, liberty to choose," from root of optare "to desire, choose," from PIE root *op- "to choose, prefer." Meaning "thing that may be chosen" is attested from 1885. Commercial transaction sense first recorded 1755 (the verb in this sense is from 1934). As a North American football play, it is recorded from 1954.