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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

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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And so, you and Homer and Simonides are agreed that justice is an art of theft; to be practised however `for the good of friends and for the harm of enemies,'--that was what you were saying?
Surely, he said, a man may be expected to love those whom he thinks good, and to hate those whom he thinks evil.
And do not let him be so exasperated; if you can conciliate him, you will have done good service to the Athenian people.
SOCRATES: Good; and is not a space of eight feet twice the size of this, and half the size of the other?
But Good still persevered, saying, with an approach to cheerfulness, that it was better than doing nothing.
Good had a knife, at the back of which was one of those hooks that are made to extract stones from horses' hoofs.
It was not always so; when I lived with my first master I always went a good regular trot, but then he was not in such a hurry.
He cared nothing about good horses or good driving; he only cared for going fast.
"I'll hold the best of you twenty marks," quoth bold Robin, "that I hit the clout at threescore rods, by the good help of Our Lady fair."
I told you I promised my good Fairy to behave myself, and I am going to keep my word."
When night cometh, then take I good care not to summon sleep.
Then Reynold turned him about to the crowd and shouted: "Hark ye, good people, I have entered the Sheriff's service, and need not the yoke of steers for prize.