- an estate or property consisting of movable articles both corporeal, as furniture or jewelry, or incorporeal, as stocks or bonds (distinguished from real property).
Origin of personal property
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for personal property
Another is a more rigid enforcement of the personal-property tax; but this is equally unpromising.
- law movable property, such as furniture or moneyAlso called: personalty Compare real property
Furniture, automobiles, boats, and other possessions that are not included in the category of real property.
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