personal property


noun Law.

an estate or property consisting of movable articles both corporeal, as furniture or jewelry, or incorporeal, as stocks or bonds (distinguished from real property).

Nearby words

  1. personal identification number,
  2. personal liberty,
  3. personal organizer,
  4. personal pension,
  5. personal pronoun,
  6. personal rapid transit,
  7. personal shopper,
  8. personal space,
  9. personal staff,
  10. personal stereo

Origin of personal property

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for personal property

personal property

noun

law movable property, such as furniture or moneyAlso called: personalty Compare real property
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Culture definitions for personal property

personal property

Furniture, automobiles, boats, and other possessions that are not included in the category of real property.

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