personal chattel

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Noun1.personal chattel - personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property - movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
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The first issue to address is whether patents are considered "chattel." The answer appears to be "yes." Black's Law Dictionary includes in its definition of personal chattel a "tangible good or an intangible right (such as a patent)" (66) Moreover, the patent statute itself explains, with some limited but irrelevant exceptions, that "patents shall have the attributes of personal property," (67) and "the English word for personal property is 'chattel.'" (68) Thus, on at least two accounts it appears that patents do qualify as "chattel."
"Manchester United is not his own personal chattel to sell on to someone else.
A mortgage by an individual (or partnership other than a limited liability partnership) over personal chattels is subject to the Bills of Sale Act (1878) and the Bills of Sale Act (1878) Amendment Act (1882) ('the Acts').
Examine your total estate including personal chattels. Loans or mortgages will reduce the value of your estate.
The punishment shall be inflicted upon any person who embezzles or attempts to embezzle personal chattels that may have been mortgaged as security for a debt owed by him or by another.
Mrs Speed, who admitted her husband had sent her a text message threatening to commit suicide four days before he died, was also left all of his 'personal chattels'.
Speed also dictated all "personal chattels" are left to his wife and asked she distribute them to people who expressed interest in them while he was still alive.