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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Personal  \Per"son*al\,  a.  [L.  personalis:  cf  F.  personnel.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  human  beings  as  distinct  from  things 
 
  Every  man  so  termed  by  way  of  personal  difference. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  particular  person;  relating  to  or 
  affecting,  an  individual,  or  each  of  many  individuals; 
  peculiar  or  proper  to  private  concerns;  not  public  or 
  general;  as  personal  comfort;  personal  desire. 
 
  The  words  are  conditional,  --  If  thou  doest  well  -- 
  and  so  personal  to  Cain.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  Pertaining  to  the  external  or  bodily  appearance; 
  corporeal;  as  personal  charms.  --Addison. 
 
  4.  Done  in  person;  without  the  intervention  of  another. 
  ``Personal  communication.''  --Fabyan. 
 
  The  immediate  and  personal  speaking  of  God.  --White. 
 
  5.  Relating  to  an  individual,  his  character,  conduct, 
  motives,  or  private  affairs,  in  an  invidious  and  offensive 
  manner;  as  personal  reflections  or  remarks. 
 
  6.  (Gram.)  Denoting  person;  as  a  personal  pronoun. 
 
  {Personal  action}  (Law),  a  suit  or  action  by  which  a  man 
  claims  a  debt  or  personal  duty,  or  damages  in  lieu  of  it 
  or  wherein  he  claims  satisfaction  in  damages  for  an  injury 
  to  his  person  or  property,  or  the  specific  recovery  of 
  goods  or  chattels;  --  opposed  to  real  action 
 
  {Personal  equation}.  (Astron.)  See  under  {Equation}. 
 
  {Personal  estate}  or  {property}  (Law),  movables;  chattels;  -- 
  opposed  to  real  estate  or  property.  It  usually  consists  of 
  things  temporary  and  movable,  including  all  subjects  of 
  property  not  of  a  freehold  nature. 
 
  {Personal  identity}  (Metaph.),  the  persistent  and  continuous 
  unity  of  the  individual  person,  which  is  attested  by 
  consciousness. 
 
  {Personal  pronoun}  (Gram.),  one  of  the  pronouns  {I},  {thou}, 
  {he},  {she},  {it},  and  their  plurals. 
 
  {Personal  representatives}  (Law),  the  executors  or 
  administrators  of  a  person  deceased. 
 
  {Personal  rights},  rights  appertaining  to  the  person;  as  the 
  rights  of  a  personal  security,  personal  liberty,  and 
  private  property. 
 
  {Personal  tithes}.  See  under  {Tithe}. 
 
  {Personal  verb}  (Gram.),  a  verb  which  is  modified  or 
  inflected  to  correspond  with  the  three  persons. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Property  \Prop"er*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Properties}.  [OE.  proprete  OF 
  propret['e]  property,  F.  propret['e]  neatness,  cleanliness, 
  propri['e]t['e]  property,  fr  L.  proprietas  See  {Proper}, 
  a.,  and  cf  {Propriety}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  proper  to  anything  a  peculiar  quality  of  a 
  thing  that  which  is  inherent  in  a  subject,  or  naturally 
  essential  to  it  an  attribute;  as  sweetness  is  a  property 
  of  sugar. 
 
  Property  is  correctly  a  synonym  for  peculiar 
  quality;  but  it  is  frequently  used  as  coextensive 
  with  quality  in  general.  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  Note:  In  physical  science,  the  properties  of  matter  are 
  distinguished  to  the  three  following  classes:  1. 
  Physical  properties,  or  those  which  result  from  the 
  relations  of  bodies  to  the  physical  agents,  light, 
  heat,  electricity,  gravitation,  cohesion,  adhesion, 
  etc.,  and  which  are  exhibited  without  a  change  in  the 
  composition  or  kind  of  matter  acted  on  They  are  color, 
  luster,  opacity,  transparency,  hardness,  sonorousness, 
  density,  crystalline  form  solubility,  capability  of 
  osmotic  diffusion,  vaporization,  boiling,  fusion,  etc 
  2.  Chemical  properties,  or  those  which  are  conditioned 
  by  affinity  and  composition;  thus  combustion, 
  explosion,  and  certain  solutions  are  reactions 
  occasioned  by  chemical  properties.  Chemical  properties 
  are  identical  when  there  is  identity  of  composition  and 
  structure,  and  change  according  as  the  composition 
  changes.  3.  Organoleptic  properties,  or  those  forming  a 
  class  which  can  not  be  included  in  either  of  the  other 
  two  divisions.  They  manifest  themselves  in  the  contact 
  of  substances  with  the  organs  of  taste,  touch,  and 
  smell,  or  otherwise  affect  the  living  organism,  as  in 
  the  manner  of  medicines  and  poisons. 
 
  2.  An  acquired  or  artificial  quality;  that  which  is  given  by 
  art,  or  bestowed  by  man;  as  the  poem  has  the  properties 
  which  constitute  excellence. 
 
  3.  The  exclusive  right  of  possessing,  enjoying,  and  disposing 
  of  a  thing  ownership;  title. 
 
  Here  I  disclaim  all  my  paternal  care  Propinquity 
  and  property  of  blood.  --Shak. 
 
  Shall  man  assume  a  property  in  man?  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Property  \Prop"er*ty\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  invest  which  properties,  or  qualities.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  make  a  property  of  to  appropriate.  [Obs.] 
 
  They  have  here  propertied  me  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  Whose  perfection  far  excelled  Hers  in  all  real  dignity. 
  --Milton. 
 
  5.  Relating  to  things  not  to  persons.  [Obs.] 
 
  Many  are  perfect  in  men's  humors  that  are  not 
  greatly  capable  of  the  real  part  of  business. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  (Alg.)  Having  an  assignable  arithmetical  or  numerical 
  value  or  meaning;  not  imaginary. 
 
  5.  (Law)  Pertaining  to  things  fixed,  permanent,  or  immovable, 
  as  to  lands  and  tenements;  as  real  property,  in 
  distinction  from  personal  or  movable  property. 
 
  {Chattels  real}  (Law),  such  chattels  as  are  annexed  to  or 
  savor  of  the  realty,  as  terms  for  years  of  land.  See 
  {Chattel}. 
 
  {Real  action}  (Law),  an  action  for  the  recovery  of  real 
  property. 
 
  {Real  assets}  (Law),  lands  or  real  estate  in  the  hands  of  the 
  heir,  chargeable  with  the  debts  of  the  ancestor. 
 
  {Real  composition}  (Eccl.  Law),  an  agreement  made  between  the 
  owner  of  lands  and  the  parson  or  vicar,  with  consent  of 
  the  ordinary,  that  such  lands  shall  be  discharged  from 
  payment  of  tithes,  in  consequence  of  other  land  or 
  recompense  given  to  the  parson  in  lieu  and  satisfaction 
  thereof.  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Real  estate}  or  {property},  lands,  tenements,  and 
  hereditaments;  freehold  interests  in  landed  property; 
  property  in  houses  and  land.  --Kent.  --Burrill. 
 
  {Real  presence}  (R.  C.  Ch.),  the  actual  presence  of  the  body 
  and  blood  of  Christ  in  the  eucharist,  or  the  conversion  of 
  the  substance  of  the  bread  and  wine  into  the  real  body  and 
  blood  of  Christ;  transubstantiation.  In  other  churches 
  there  is  a  belief  in  a  form  of  real  presence,  not  however 
  in  the  sense  of  transubstantiation. 
 
  {Real  servitude},  called  also  {Predial  servitude}  (Civil 
  Law),  a  burden  imposed  upon  one  estate  in  favor  of  another 
  estate  of  another  proprietor.  --Erskine.  --Bouvier. 
 
  Syn:  Actual;  true;  genuine;  authentic. 
 
  Usage:  {Real},  {Actual}.  Real  represents  a  thing  to  be  a 
  substantive  existence;  as  a  real,  not  imaginary, 
  occurrence.  Actual  refers  to  it  as  acted  or  performed; 
  and  hence  when  we  wish  to  prove  a  thing  real,  we 
  often  say  ``It  actually  exists,''  ``It  has  actually 
  been  done.''  Thus  its  really  is  shown  by  its  actually. 
  Actual,  from  this  reference  to  being  acted,  has 
  recently  received  a  new  signification,  namely, 
  present;  as  the  actual  posture  of  affairs;  since  what 
  is  now  in  action  or  going  on  has  of  course,  a 
  present  existence.  An  actual  fact  a  real  sentiment. 
 
  For  he  that  but  conceives  a  crime  in  thought, 
  Contracts  the  danger  of  an  actual  fault. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Our  simple  ideas  are  all  real;  all  agree  to  the 
  reality  of  things  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  property 
  n  1:  any  tangible  possession  that  is  owned  by  someone  "that  hat 
  is  my  property"  [syn:  {belongings},  {holding},  {material 
  possession}] 
  2:  a  basic  or  essential  attribute  shared  by  all  members  of  a 
  class;  "a  study  of  the  physical  properties  of  atomic 
  particles" 
  3:  any  area  set  aside  for  a  particular  purpose;  "who  owns  this 
  place?"  [syn:  {place}] 
  4:  a  construct  whereby  objects  or  individuals  can  be 
  distinguished;  "self-confidence  is  not  an  endearing 
  property"  [syn:  {attribute},  {dimension}] 
  5:  any  movable  articles  or  objects  used  on  the  set  of  a  play  or 
  movie;  "before  every  scene  he  ran  down  his  checklist  of 
  props"  [syn:  {prop}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PROPERTY,  n.  Any  material  thing  having  no  particular  value,  that  may 
  be  held  by  A  against  the  cupidity  of  B.  Whatever  gratifies  the 
  passion  for  possession  in  one  and  disappoints  it  in  all  others  The 
  object  of  man's  brief  rapacity  and  long  indifference. 
 
 




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