chattel

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Related to chattel personal: Chattels real, personal property, chattel property

Chattel

An item of Personal Property that is movable; it may be animate or inanimate.

Chattels are synonymous with goods or personalty.

chattel

n. an item of personal property which is movable, as distinguished from real property (land and improvements).

chattel

noun asset, belonging, commodity, effect, equipment, fortune, holding, movable article of property, movables, personal effect, personalty, possession, resource, trapping, valuable
Associated concepts: action to recover a chattel, chattel innerest, chattel mortgage, chattel trust, chattels real, conneyance of a chattel, household chattels, lien upon a chattel, personal chattels, personal property
Foreign phrases: Catalla juste possessa amitti non possunt.Chattels justly possessed cannot be lost. Catalla repptantur inter minima in lege. Chattels are considered in law of lesser importance.
See also: holding, merchandise, possession, property

chattel

in English law, any property other than freehold land. Interests in land that are not freehold maybe called chattels real. Moveable corporeal articles of property are chattels personal. See GOODS.