Origin of chattel
Examples 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
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 NCAA likes to scrutinize and monitor their chattel in the event that money flows their way from outside jobs.
Many think that any chattel may be made an heirloom by any owner of it.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
Sixty years had Uncle Bushrod given of faithful service to the house of Weymouth as chattel, servitor, and friend.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
The holder of that boy only did what the laws allowed him to do, and his conduct was in perfect consistency with chattel slavery.The Slavery Question|John Lawrence
Nancy McDonald's no sort of chattel to be dealt with any way we fancy.The Man in the Twilight|Ridgwell Cullum
If a frantic legislature pronounces woman a chattel, has it no power, with returning reason, to take back the blasphemy?The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
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