a mortgage on household, movable, or other personal property.
The Future of the Word “Partner”
With the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage, what happens to the word partner? “Let me check with my partner.” “Have you met his partner yet?” “She lives with her partner and their two dogs.” For the past few decades, we’ve had two related but distinct romantic meanings for partner. Some couples, regardless of sexual orientation, prefer to define themselves as partners, whether they see …
Did You Know How This Word Was Formed?
Words are funny things. Here are some that might not mean what you thought ... at least when they were originally formed.
Origin of chattel mortgage
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
US and Canadian a mortgage on movable personal property
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012