private property

  

Definition

Tangible and intangible things owned by individuals or firms over which their owners have exclusive and absolute legal rights, such as land, buildings, money, copyrights, patents, etc. Private property can be transferred only with its owner's consent, and by due process such as sale or gift.

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  • The private property of the customer was not involved in the work performed by our technical support specialists during the project.

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  • We were not allowed to go up to the house and knock because it was private property and had a fence all around it.

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  • If you are on private property and offend the owner he has the right to kick you out and not allow you back on.

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