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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.

References in classic literature ?
It had been apparent to both players and spectators for the past two moves, that Gahan was moving straight across the field into the enemy's country to seek personal combat with the Orange Chief--that he was staking all upon his belief in the superiority of his own swordsmanship, since if the two Chiefs engage, the outcome decides the game.
He now discovered that he might play his own Odwar into personal combat with Gahan; but he had already lost one Odwar and could ill spare the other.
Fashion understands itself; good-breeding and personal superiority of whatever country readily fraternize with those of every other.
Therefore besides personal force and so much perception as constitutes unerring taste, society demands in its patrician class another element already intimated, which it significantly terms good-nature,--expressing all degrees of generosity, from the lowest willingness and faculty to oblige, up to the heights of magnanimity and love.
Questions of identity, where instances of personal resemblance are concerned, are, in themselves, the hardest of all questions to settle--the hardest, even when they are free from the complications which beset the case we are now discussing.
"You have, no doubt, a personal motive for proceeding, into which it is not my business to inquire.
He squandered too much in the heat of personal communication.
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.
When the sovereign happened to be a man of vigorous and warlike temper and of superior abilities, he would acquire a personal weight and influence, which answered, for the time, the purpose of a more regular authority.