goods and chattels


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goods and chattels

pl n
(Law) any property that is not freehold, usually limited to include only moveable property
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We, therefore, order and strictly enjoin, by these presents, all of the inhabitants, as well of the above-named district as of all the other Districts, both old men and young men, as well as all the lads of ten years of age, to attend at the Church at Grand Pre, on Friday, the fifth instant, at three of the clock in the afternoon, that we may impart to them what we are ordered to communicate to them; declaring that no excuse will be admitted on any pretence whatever, on pain of forfeiting goods and chattels, in default of real estate.
The hotelier claims KRA issued a notice of distress through its agents, distraining the hotel's goods and chattels. They were also served a letter notifying it of auction to recover the money.
Accordingly six months after Charles's death, Parliament passed an act 'forfeiting the goods and chattels of the late King and the Queen and the Prince on account of "their several delinquencies'".
In English secular law, a deliberate self-inflicted death was ruled afelonia de se, a felony of the self, and any goods and chattels were confiscated by the crown, as was the value of the deodand, the object which caused the death.
(21) Here, I conduct a more exhaustive survey of the legal records of suicide: this includes Eyre court records, but also Coroners' rolls and Crown responses to petitions for the return of suicides' goods and chattels. Furthermore, I contextualise these findings within medieval understandings of illness and the suffering body--from learned medical lore to lay knowledge--which is something that no one has yet done with regard to suicide and sickness in the Middle Ages.
PACK toys into this set of two handy storage boxes, pounds 17, from www.vertbaudet.co.uk STACK your goods and chattels in this set of three flower storage boxes, pounds 19.99, from Mothercare.
These innocent creatures are not goods and chattels but sentients possessing feelings and as such should be treated with the utmost respect.
(38) For example, Robert de Heydon, the former apprentice of Stephen de Upton, accused of ravishing his wife, was ordered to pay sixty pounds for the goods and chattels he "maliciously carried away." After damages, his total bill came to [pounds sterling]26 13s.
They overturned the tables of the money changers, and threw away the overpriced goods and chattels of the cheating shopkeepers.
It seems that HM Customs and Excise want some dosh from me - quite justifiably, I might add - and if I don't fork out soon, they will 'distrain upon my goods and chattels'.