personal chattel


personal chattel
England, Wales
Broadly, a personal chattel is a tangible, moveable object (such as a car, or an item of jewellery) used for personal as opposed to business (or some other) use.
In relation to the administration of a deceased person's estate, however, "personal chattels" is given a more precise definition. Section 55(1)(x) of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 states that personal chattels are: carriages, horses, stable furniture and effects, motor cars and accessories, garden effects, domestic animals, plate, plated articles, linen, china, glass, books, pictures, prints, furniture, jewellery, articles of house or personal use or ornament, musical or scientific instruments and apparatus, wines, liquors and consumable stores, but do not include any chattels used at the death of the testator or intestate for business purposes, nor money or securities for money.

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  • personal chattel — Any article of tangible personal property. An account receivable is not a personal chattel. Plunkett Jarrell Grocery Co. v Terry, 222 Ark 784, 263 SW2d 229, 44 ALR2d 917. See personal effects; personal things …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • personal chattel — noun personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc) • Syn: ↑chattel, ↑movable • Topics: ↑furniture, ↑piece of furniture, ↑article of furniture, ↑car, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chattel — chat·tel / chat əl/ n [Old French chatel goods, property, from Medieval Latin capitale, from neuter of capitalis chief, principal see capital]: an item of tangible or intangible personal property; esp: chattel personal in this entry ◇ In some… …   Law dictionary

  • chattel personal — see chattel Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • chattel — /chatal/ An article of personal property, as distinguished from real property. A thing personal and movable. It may refer to animate as well as inanimate property. See also goods property (personal property). personal chattel Movable things.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • chattel — /chatal/ An article of personal property, as distinguished from real property. A thing personal and movable. It may refer to animate as well as inanimate property. See also goods property (personal property). personal chattel Movable things.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • personal — Appertaining to the person; belonging to an individual; limited to the person; having the nature or partaking of the qualities of human beings, or of movable property. In re Steimes Estate, 150 Misc. 279, 270 N.Y.S. 339. As to personal action… …   Black's law dictionary

  • personal estate — noun movable property (as distinguished from real estate) • Syn: ↑personal property, ↑personalty, ↑private property • Hypernyms: ↑property, ↑belongings, ↑holding • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • personal property — noun movable property (as distinguished from real estate) (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑personal estate, ↑personalty, ↑private property • Hypernyms: ↑property, ↑belongings, ↑holding …   Useful english dictionary

  • chattel real — noun (plural chattels real) : a chattel consisting of a right in land that is less than a freehold (as a lease or a growing crop) distinguished from chattel personal * * * chattel real, an interest or lease in land not amounting to a freehold …   Useful english dictionary