chattel mortgage
chattel mortgage see mortgage

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

chattel mortgage
n.
A mortgage placed on personal property to secure a debt; chattel mortgages have been mostly replaced by the Uniform Commercial Code’s security arrangements.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


chattel mortgage
An old term for an arrangement under which an item of personal property (chattel) serves as security (collateral) for a loan taken out to buy the item.Like a mortgage on a house, this was essentially a mortgage on something other than real estate. These agreements are now generally referred to as security agreements and are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


chattel mortgage
A transfer of some legal or equitable right in personal property as security for the payment of money or performance of some other act. Chattel mortgages have generally been superseded by other types of secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), a body of law adopted by the states that governs commercial transactions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


chattel mortgage
A transfer of some legal or equitable right in personal property as security for the payment of money or performance of some other act. Chattel mortgages have generally been superseded by other types of secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), a body of law adopted by the states that governs commercial transactions.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

chattel mortgage
n.
   an outmoded written document which made a chattel (tangible personal asset) security for a loan of a certain amount. It has been replaced in most states by a security agreement, the form of which is designated in a Uniform Commercial Code as UCC-1. UCC-1 security agreements must be filed with a specific public agency (e.g. a state Secretary of State) to protect buyers of the personal property and lenders making loans secured by the property.
   See also: UCC-1

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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