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personal

(Individual), adjective characteristic, discriminative, distinct, distinguishing, own, particular, peculiar, private, select, specific
Associated concepts: personal action, personal appearance, personal communication, personal covenant, personal effects, personal estate, personal exemption, personal exxenses, personal goods, personal injury, personal judggent, personal jurisdiction, personal liability, personal obligation, personal privilege, personal property, personal representative, personal rights, personal safety, personal service of process, personal services, personal transaction, personally responsible

personal

(Private), adjective buried, clandestine, closed, concealed, confidential, covert, cryptic, hidden, privatus, privy, restricted, secret, singular, undisclosed, unrevealed, unshared, untold, veiled
Associated concepts: personal articles, personal belongings
See also: confidential, individual, intimate, particular, private, privy, separate, several, subjective, unofficial

PERSONAL. Belonging to the person.
     2. This adjective is frequently employed in connection with substantives, things, goods, chattels, actions, right, duties, and the like as personal estate, put in opposition to real estate; personal actions, in contradistinction to real actions; personal rights are those which belong to the person; personal duties are those which are to be performed in person.

POINDING, PERSONAL, Scotch law. Poinding of the goods belonging to the debtor; and of those goods only.
     2. It may have for its warrant either letters of horning, containing a clause for poinding, and then it is executed by messengers; or precepts of poinding, granted by sheriffs, commissaries, &c., which are executed by their proper officers. No cattle pertaining to the plough, nor instruments of tillage, can be poinded in the time of laboring or tilling the ground, unless where the debtor, has no other goods that may be poinded. Ersk. Pr. L. Soot. 3, 6, 11. See Distress, to which this process is somewhat similar.

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In helping here, he felt a genial glow of personal pleasure.
Had it been otherwise -- had an active politician been put into this influential post, to assume the easy task of making head against a Whig Collector, whose infirmities withheld him from the personal administration of his office -- hardly a man of the old corps would have drawn the breath of official life within a month after the exterminating angel had come up the Custom-House steps.
Before a week was out, I received a note from Wemmick, dated Walworth, stating that he hoped he had made some advance in that matter appertaining to our private and personal capacities, and that he would be glad if I could come and see him again upon it.
To multiply examples of the agency of personal considerations in the production of great national events, either foreign or domestic, according to their direction, would be an unnecessary waste of time.
The rights of property are committed into the same hands with the personal rights.
To be a capitalist, is to have not only a purely personal, but a social status in production.
This skiff might be of use to you for personal projects.
His whole deportment had something in it of barbaric dignity; he felt, perhaps, his temporary superiority in personal array, and in the spirit of his steed, to the poor, ragged, travel-worn trappers and their half-starved horses.
Accustomed to ease, and unequal to the struggles incident to an infant society, the affluent emigrant was barely enabled to maintain his own rank by the weight of his personal superiority and acquirements; but, the moment that his head was laid in the grave, his indolent and comparatively uneducated offspring were compelled to yield precedency to the more active energies of a class whose exertions had been stimulated by necessity.
If we ARE to part, it will at least be handsome to take your personal leave--but I have little heart to jest; in truth, I am serious enough; for to be sunk, though but for an hour, in your esteem Is a humiliation to which I know not how to submit.
The word gentleman, which, like the word Christian, must hereafter characterize the present and the few preceding centuries by the importance attached to it, is a homage to personal and incommunicable properties.
When I met him afterwards, for the first time for many years, I found to my astonishment that he, who had been a quite tolerably presentable young man, had actually managed by sheer scorn to alter his personal appearance until he had become a sort of walking repudiation of Oxford and all its traditions.