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 for personal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Personal \Per"son*al\ (p[~e]r"s[u^]n*al), a. [L. personalis: cf.
     F. personnel.]
     1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
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              Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
                                                    --Hooker.
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     2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or
        affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals;
        peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or
        general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
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              The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
              and so personal to Cain.              --Locke.
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     3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
        corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
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     4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
        "Personal communication." --Fabyan.
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              The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
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     5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
        motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
        manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
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     6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
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     Personal action (Law), a suit or action by which a man
        claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it;
        or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury
        to his person or property, or the specific recovery of
        goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.
  
     Personal equation. (Astron.) See under Equation.
  
     Personal estate or Personal property (Law), movables;
        chattels; -- opposed to real estate or real property.
        It usually consists of things temporary and movable,
        including all subjects of property not of a freehold
        nature.
  
     Personal identity (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
        unity of the individual person, which is attested by
        consciousness.
  
     Personal pronoun (Gram.), one of the pronouns I, thou,
        he, she, it, and their plurals.
  
     Personal representatives (Law), the executors or
        administrators of a person deceased.
  
     Personal rights, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
        rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
        private property.
  
     Personal tithes. See under Tithe.
  
     Personal verb (Gram.), a verb which is modified or
        inflected to correspond with the three persons.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Personal \Per"son*al\, n. (Law)
     A movable; a chattel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  personal
      adj 1: concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her
             private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for
             your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something
             personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his
             personal bank account and she has hers" [ant:
             impersonal]
      2: particular to a given individual
      3: of or arising from personality; "personal magnetism"
      4: intimately concerning a person's body or physical being;
         "personal hygiene"
      5: indicating grammatical person; "personal verb endings"
      n 1: a short newspaper article about a particular person or
           group

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "personal":
     absolute, actual, adverse, anonymous, belittling, bodily, bosom,
     certain, close, closet, concrete, critical, dear, defined,
     definite, deprecating, derogatory, detailed, determinate,
     different, disparaging, distinct, distinguished, esoteric,
     especial, exceptional, exclusive, express, extraordinary, familiar,
     fixed, idiosyncratic, in person, in the flesh, incognito,
     individual, inmost, inner, innermost, insulting, interior,
     intimate, inward, isolated, live, minute, noteworthy, offensive,
     particular, peculiar, physical, precise, private, privy,
     respective, retired, secluded, sequestered, several, singular,
     slighting, solipsistic, special, specific, unfriendly, withdrawn
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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. 
  
  

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