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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chattel  \Chat"tel\,  n.  [OF.  chatel;  another  form  of  catel.  See 
  {Cattle}.]  (Law) 
  Any  item  of  movable  or  immovable  property  except  the 
  freehold,  or  the  things  which  are  parcel  of  it  It  is  a  more 
  extensive  term  than  goods  or  effects. 
 
  Note:  Chattels  are  personal  or  real:  personal  are  such  as  are 
  movable,  as  goods,  plate,  money;  real  are  such  rights 
  in  land  as  are  less  than  a  freehold,  as  leases, 
  mortgages,  growing  corn,  etc 
 
  {Chattel  mortgage}  (Law),  a  mortgage  on  personal  property,  as 
  distinguished  from  one  on  real  property. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chattel 
  n  :  any  tangible  movable  property  (furniture  or  domestic  animals 
  or  a  car  etc)  [syn:  {personal  chattel}] 




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