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.
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.
The final section of the essay focuses on the writs sent by the Crown during the reign of Edward I to local jurisdictions in response to petitions by family members and executors for the return of suicides' confiscated goods and chattels.
The nuances of this difference in interpretation--and the important role played by infirmity to contextualise suicide--elucidate the responses of the Crown to the families and executors who petitioned for the return of infirm suicides' confiscated goods and chattels.
Family members and executors occasionally petitioned the Crown for return of the confiscated goods and chattels of a person whose death had been judged Jelonia de se.
uk STACK your goods and chattels in this set of three flower storage boxes, pounds 19.
These innocent creatures are not goods and chattels but sentients possessing feelings and as such should be treated with the utmost respect.