per·son·al·ty /'pərs-ən-əl-tē/ n [Anglo-French personalté, from Late Latin personalit- personalitas personality]: personal property at property

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun assets, available means, belongings, chattels, effects, funds, holdings, investments, personal property, personal resources, possessions, property, resources, wealth II index chattel, effects, estate (property), movable, paraphernalia (personal belongings), possessions

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Goods; chattels; articles; movable property, whether animate or inanimate.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Goods; chattels; articles; movable property, whether animate or inanimate.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   movable assets (things, including animals) which are not real property, money or investments.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • personalty — per·son·al·ty || pÉœrsnltɪ / pɜːs n. personal possessions (British) …   English contemporary dictionary

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