Definition of Chattel

1. Noun. Personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc).




Definition of Chattel

1. n. Any item of movable or immovable property except the freehold, or the things which are parcel of it. It is a more extensive term than goods or effects.

Definition of Chattel

1. Adjective. Commonly used to describe the treatment of Russian serfs as property. ¹

2. Noun. Tangible, movable property. ¹

3. Noun. A slave. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chattel

1. a slave [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chattel

chatoyants
chatoyment
chatroom
chatrooms
chats
chats up
chatshow
chatshows
chatspeak
chatta
chattas
chatted
chatted up
chattel (current term)
chattel house
chattel mortgage
chattel paper
chattel papers
chattelism
chattels
chatter
chatter mark
chatterati
chatteration
chatterations
chatterbot
chatterbots
chatterbox

Literary usage of Chattel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"chattel; the very word chattel tells us this. The typical chattel is a beast. The usage which has differentiated chattel from cattle is not very ancient; ..."

2. A History of Germanic Private Law by Rudolf Hübner, Francis Samuel Philbrick, Paul Vinogradoff, William Emanuel Walz (1918)
"session; but this restriction upon pursuit of the chattel against third parties was here again the simple and necessary consequence of the principle " hand ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The 10th relates to the registration of chattel mortgages; the 17th enacts that every ... If chattel mortgages were formerly, in most of the States, ..."

4. Commercial Precedents Selected from the Column of Replies and Decisions of by Charles Putzel, H. A. Bähr (1881)
"MORTGAGES chattel. 1. Can a chattel mortgage cover a constantly changing stock of merchandise ? or, in other words, if we ship a bill of goods to a mer- ..."

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