personalty

[pur-suh-nl-tee]

Origin of personalty

1600–10; < Anglo-French personalte < Late Latin persōnālitās personality
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personalty

noun plural -ties
  1. law another word for personal property

Word Origin for personalty

C16: from Anglo-French, from Late Latin persōnālitās personality
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Word Origin and History for personalty
n.

legal term, late 15c., from Anglo-French personaltie, corresponding to Middle French personalite, from Medieval Latin personalitas (see personality).

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