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personal property

noun, Law.
1.
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
1830-1840
1830-40
Synonyms
chattels, effects.
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Examples from the web for personal property
  • 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.
  • It's a matter of personal property rights as one fellow mentioned.
  • Many first families bring personal property to the private quarters.
  • Net worth does not include primary residence or other personal property.
  • Insure your belongings and personal property with a personal effects protection plan.
  • Your state's personal property taxes on cars and boats.
  • Protect residents from mistreatment, neglect, and/or theft of personal property.
British Dictionary definitions for personal property

personal property

noun
1.
(law) movable property, such as furniture or money Also called personalty Compare real property
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personal property in Culture

personal property definition


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

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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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