Definition of Personal chattel
1. Noun. Personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc).
Category relationships: Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar, Article Of Furniture, Furniture, Piece Of Furniture
Generic synonyms: Personal Estate, Personal Property, Personalty, Private Property
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Literary usage of Personal chattel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United by George McDowell Stroud (1827)
"THE SLAVE BEING "A personal chattel," is AT ALL TIMES, LIABLE TO BE SOLD ABSOLUTELY, OR MORTGAGED OR LEASED, AT THE WILL OF HIS MASTER. ..."
2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"... It does not become a part of the real estate, but continues a personal chattel, and the property of the person who erected It Van Ness v. ..."
3. A Treatise on the Law of Personal Property by James Schouler (1918)
"Incorporeal personal chattel; Right to be Distinguished from Evidence of Right. We are already getting beyond the term chose in action or the " right-to-sue ..."
4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst (1827)
"When it is reduced into possession, the property in it vests, and not before; for the property in a personal chattel does not become complete, ..."