personal chattel


personal chattel
Any article of tangible personal property. An account receivable is not a personal chattel. Plunkett-Jarrell Grocery Co. v Terry, 222 Ark 784, 263 SW2d 229, 44 ALR2d 917. See personal effects; personal things.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • personal chattel — England, Wales Broadly, a personal chattel is a tangible, moveable object (such as a car, or an item of jewellery) used for personal as opposed to business (or some other) use. In relation to the administration of a deceased person s estate,… …   Law dictionary

  • personal chattel — noun personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc) • Syn: ↑chattel, ↑movable • Topics: ↑furniture, ↑piece of furniture, ↑article of furniture, ↑car, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chattel — chat·tel / chat əl/ n [Old French chatel goods, property, from Medieval Latin capitale, from neuter of capitalis chief, principal see capital]: an item of tangible or intangible personal property; esp: chattel personal in this entry ◇ In some… …   Law dictionary

  • chattel personal — see chattel Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • chattel — /chatal/ An article of personal property, as distinguished from real property. A thing personal and movable. It may refer to animate as well as inanimate property. See also goods property (personal property). personal chattel Movable things.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • chattel — /chatal/ An article of personal property, as distinguished from real property. A thing personal and movable. It may refer to animate as well as inanimate property. See also goods property (personal property). personal chattel Movable things.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • personal — Appertaining to the person; belonging to an individual; limited to the person; having the nature or partaking of the qualities of human beings, or of movable property. In re Steimes Estate, 150 Misc. 279, 270 N.Y.S. 339. As to personal action… …   Black's law dictionary

  • personal estate — noun movable property (as distinguished from real estate) • Syn: ↑personal property, ↑personalty, ↑private property • Hypernyms: ↑property, ↑belongings, ↑holding • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • personal property — noun movable property (as distinguished from real estate) (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑personal estate, ↑personalty, ↑private property • Hypernyms: ↑property, ↑belongings, ↑holding …   Useful english dictionary

  • chattel real — noun (plural chattels real) : a chattel consisting of a right in land that is less than a freehold (as a lease or a growing crop) distinguished from chattel personal * * * chattel real, an interest or lease in land not amounting to a freehold …   Useful english dictionary