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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Chattel \Chat"tel\, n. [OF. chatel; another form of catel. See
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable
property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc) [syn:
chattel, personal chattel, movable]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "chattel":
acquest, belongings, bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman,
bondswoman, captive, chattel slave, chattels, churl, concubine,
debt slave, effects, estate and effects, galley slave, goods,
havings, helot, hereditament, holdings, homager,
incorporeal hereditament, lares and penates, liege, liege man,
liege subject, movables, odalisque, peon, possessions, properties,
property, serf, servant, slave, subject, theow, things, thrall,
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