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Origin of chattel
synonym study for chattel
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Example sentences from the Web for chattel
Maybe no one will be the “husband” (as in, animal husbandry) and no one the chattel.Were Christians Right About Gay Marriage All Along?|Jay Michaelson|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Until 1865—less than 150 years ago—it was legal under the United States Constitution to own black people as chattel.Eight Things Every White Person Should Know About White Privilege|Sally Kohn|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Likely because of his own faith, Carter tries—and fails—to excuse the biblical mandate for reducing women to chattel.Jimmy Carter Was a Lot Better President Than Almost Anyone Ever Admits|David Masciotra|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within a century, chattel slavery ceased to exist in virtually every modern nation.
Men, women, and children are stripped naked and inspected like chattel, and later, lynched with impunity.‘12 Years a Slave,’ Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, Is Mesmerizing|Marlow Stern|August 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The statutes require that chattel mortgages should be acknowledged and recorded.
The discharge and foreclosure of mortgages on vessels are governed for the most part by the rules that apply to chattel mortgages.
Their form remains just what it was when woman was esteemed a pretty, desirable, and incidentally a child-producing, chattel.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
He was in th' chattel morgedge business on week days an' he was a Spiritulist on Sunday.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
I should say the same of a slave; he is a chattel owned by me; he is saved for my advantage, therefore I am indebted for him.
British Dictionary definitions for chattel
- chattel personal an item of movable personal property, such as furniture, domestic animals, etc
- chattel real an interest in land less than a freehold, such as a lease