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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Movable  \Mov"a*ble\,  a.  [Cf.  OF  movable.  See  {Move}.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  moved  lifted,  carried,  drawn,  turned,  or 
  conveyed,  or  in  any  way  made  to  change  place  or  posture; 
  susceptible  of  motion;  not  fixed  or  stationary;  as  a 
  movable  steam  engine. 
 
  2.  Changing  from  one  time  to  another;  as  movable  feasts,  i. 
  e.,  church  festivals,  the  date  of  which  varies  from  year 
  to  year. 
 
  {Movable  letter}  (Heb.  Gram.),  a  letter  that  is  pronounced, 
  as  opposed  to  one  that  is  quiescent. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Movable  \Mov"a*ble\,  n.;  pl  {Movables}. 
  1.  An  article  of  wares  or  goods;  a  commodity;  a  piece  of 
  property  not  fixed,  or  not  a  part  of  real  estate; 
  generally,  in  the  plural,  goods;  wares;  furniture. 
 
  Furnished  with  the  most  rich  and  princely  movables. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  (Rom.  Law)  Property  not  attached  to  the  soil. 
 
  Note:  The  word  is  not  convertible  with  personal  property, 
  since  rents  and  similar  incidents  of  the  soil  which  are 
  personal  property  by  our  law  are  immovables  by  the 
  Roman  law.  --Wharton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  movable 
  adj  1:  (of  personal  property  as  opposed  to  real  estate)  can  be 
  moved  from  place  to  place  (especially  carried  by  hand) 
  2:  capable  of  being  moved  or  conveyed  from  one  place  to  another 
  [syn:  {moveable},  {transferable},  {transferrable},  {transportable}] 




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