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

Chattels are synonymous with goods or personalty.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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

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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.
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