- personal estate or property.
Origin of personalty
Examples from the Web for personalty
Historical Examples of personalty
Everything left to her, both land and personalty, everything!The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Personalty, I'd have picked some ultra-violet paint—if any were handy as that would reflect the rays.Skylark Three
Edward Elmer Smith
It is interpreted so as to give, in many cases, more to the eldest son than the real estate and his share of the personalty.
Real property was to be placed on the same footing as personalty, and chargeable no longer on life interest, but on capital value.Lord Randolph Churchill
Winston Spencer Churchill
His mansion, realty and personalty includes what they have jointly earned as well as that of which he was possessed at marriage.
- law another word for personal property
Word Origin for personalty
Word Origin and History for personalty
legal term, late 15c., from Anglo-French personaltie, corresponding to Middle French personalite, from Medieval Latin personalitas (see personality).