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Goods

Items; chattels; things; any Personal Property.

Goods is a term of flexible context and meaning and extends to all tangible items.

goods

n. items held for sale in the regular course of business, as in a retail store.

goods

noun appurtenances, articles of commerce, assets, belongings, chattels, commodities, consumer durables, durables, effects, items, materials, paraphernalia, personal estate, possessions, produce, products, property, resources, staples, stock, stock-in-trade, supplies, things for sale, vendibles
Associated concepts: bulk sale, chattels, foreign goods, goods and chattels, goods sold and delivered, personalty, sale of goods, special goods, tangible goods
See also: assets, cargo, commodities, effects, estate, freight, merchandise, movable, paraphernalia, possession, possessions, property, stock in trade

goods

1 for the purposes of the Sales of Goods Act 1979, ‘goods’ include ‘emblements, industrial growing crops and things attached or forming part of the land that are agreed to be severed before sale or under the contract of sale’. For the purposes of the law of Scotland, ‘goods’ are defined by the Act as all corporeal moveables. Specifically excluded, however, is money- unless it is bought as a curiosity, as in the case of gold Jubilee pieces.
2 in the law of the EUROPEAN UNION the word has a special definition in relation to the operation of the customs union and in particular in the provisions relating to the free movement of goods. It covers industrial and agricultural products regardless of whether they come from member states or are imported from other states, and it is this inclusion of imports that makes a customs union different and more substantial than a free trade area. The important focus is upon products that can be valued in money that can be the subject ofa commercial transaction.

GOODS, property. For some purposes this term includes money, valuable securities, and other mere personal effects. The term. goods and chattels, includes not only personal property in possession, but also choses in action. 12 Co. 1; 1 Atk. 182. The term chattels is more comprehensive than that of goods, and will include all animate as well as inanimate property, and also a chattel real, as a lease for years of house or land. Co. Litt. 118; 1 Russ. Rep. 376. The word goods simply and without qualification, will pass the whole personal estate when used in a will, including even stocks in the funds. But in general it will be limited by the context of the will. Vide 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 289; 1 Chit. Pr. 89, 90; 1. Ves. jr. 63; Hamm. on Parties, 182; 3 Ves. 212; 1 Yeates, 101; 2 Dall. 142; Ayl. Pand. 296; Wesk. Ins. 260; 1 Rop. on Leg. 189; 1 Bro. C. C. 128; Sugd. Vend. 493, 497; and the articles Biens; Chattels; Furniture.
     2. Goods are said to be of different kinds, as adventitious, such as are given or arise otherwise than by succession; dotal goods, or those which accrue from a dowry, or marriage portion; vacant goods, those which are abandoned or left at large.

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My food and lodging was, in common, with them, not so good indeed as I could desire, but necessity made every thing acceptable.
But seeing that our host sets us the good example of forgetting ceremony, I shall likewise throw it aside, and make free to intrude on his privacy.
After putting her finger in her mouth, with many ungracious refusals to answer good Mr.
Mary took the kettle to the well, and soon reappearing, placed it over the stove, where it was soon purring and steaming, a sort of censer of hospitality and good cheer.
The second week passed, and again I carried him my full wages; and so well pleased was he, that he gave me twenty- five cents, (quite a large sum for a slaveholder to give a slave,) and bade me to make a good use of it.
how could I offend a man who was charitable enough to sit at my bedside a good hour, and talk on some other subject than pills and draughts, blisters and leeches?
Of the choicest of my goods I prepared a present for King Mihrage, who was at first amazed, having known that I had lost my all.
Yet some time afterwards he asked again for those Chinese goods which he had returned us, nor was it in our power to refuse them.
If you had been ten years engaged in war, as Grimaud and I have been, my dear Blaisois, you would know the difference there is between the goods of others and the goods of enemies.
The part of duty I am now upon, though necessary, is very disagreeable to my natural make and temper, as I know it must be grievous to you, who are of the same species; but it is not my business to animadvert but to obey such orders as I receive, and therefore, without hesitation, shall deliver you his Majesty's orders and instructions, namely- that your lands and tenements, cattle of all kinds and live stock of all sorts, are forfeited to the Crown; with all other your effects, saving your money and household goods, and you yourselves to be removed from this his Province.
About the forks of the Missouri is a fine country; good water; good grass; plenty of buffalo.
Such of them as are married have the wisdom to retire to their own houses; but the bachelors act just as an East Indiaman and pirates are wont to do; for they lavish, eat, drink, and play all away as long as the goods hold out; and when these are gone, they even sell their embroidery, their lace, and their clothes.