personal property

  

Definition

Possessions other than real estate or buildings. Personal property is movable and includes tangible (appliances, car, furniture, jewelry) and intangible (bonds, right to a benefit, shares or stocks) items whose ownership belongs to the individual. Also called chattels.

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  • I did not like how the people at the airport treated my personal property, so I decided to yell at them.

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  • You should always respect other peoples personal property as if it were your own at your office or place of work.

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  • The personal property of the individual was used as evidence in the case as this person had genuine motives to help.

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