Chattel

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Chattel Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)

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  • personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Chattel'


  • Chattel mortgage: Chattel mortgage, sometimes abbreviated CM, is the legal term for a type of loan contract used in some states with legal systems derived from English
  • Chattel marriage: A chattel marriage is a form of marriage in which the husband owned his wife, and any children of their union, in a legal relationship similar to that
  • Chattel house: Chattel House is a Barbadian word for a small moveable wooden house that working class people would occupy. The term goes back to the plantation days
  • Trespass to chattels: Trespass to chattels is a tort whereby the infringing party has intentionally (or, in Australia, negligently) interfered with another person's lawful possession

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  • Historic sites
    There are numerous places in the annals of our country’s architectural culture. Whether it is a lighthouse, hotel, plantation house, the popular chattel house or an old hospital building, artists from... Read more on this news related to 'Chattel'
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    If you've never gazed into the soulful eyes of a sheep or a goat, you're missing out. Photographer Kevin Horan snapped majestic black and white portraits of the barnyard animals for his series "Chattel." The results are transfixing See also: 12 Goats Destined to Become Pop Stars The subjects of his portraits live at the New Moon Farm & Goat Sanct Read more on this news related to 'Chattel'

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