personal property

noun Law.
an estate or property consisting of movable articles both corporeal, as furniture or jewelry, or incorporeal, as stocks or bonds (distinguished from real property ).

Origin:
1830–40


chattels, effects.
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personal property
 
n
law Compare real property Also called: personalty movable property, such as furniture or money

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personal property definition


Furniture, automobiles, boats, and other possessions that are not included in the category of real property.

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Example sentences
They hold no personal property, and have little contact with those outside
  their community.
In an open system, messages are considered personal property, and private.
Too bad official gifts aren't considered the royals' personal property and
  can't be sold or exchanged.
They all treated these companies as their own personal property.
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