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Meaning of CHATTEL

Pronunciation:  'chatl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)

CHATTEL is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: personal chattel
 See Also: personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chat"tel\, n. [OF. chatel; another form of catel. See
{Cattle}.] (Law)
Any item of movable or immovable property except the
freehold, or the things which are parcel of it. It is a more
extensive term than goods or effects.

Note: Chattels are personal or real: personal are such as are
      movable, as goods, plate, money; real are such rights
      in land as are less than a freehold, as leases,
      mortgages, growing corn, etc.

{Chattel mortgage} (Law), a mortgage on personal property, as
   distinguished from one on real property.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: An article of personal property.
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