[ US /ˈtʃætəɫ/ ]
[ UK /t‍ʃˈætə‍l/ ]
  1. personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
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How To Use chattel In A Sentence

  • At that moment a stentorian call pealed above the dismantled camp, and there began a vast surge of the mass of Nakonkirhirinons toward the waiting canoes, a dragging of goods and chattels, a hurry of crying children, a scurrying of squaws. The Maid of the Whispering Hills
  • The mortgage, both over chattels and over real property, as well as a fixed and a floating charge granted by a corporation, fall into this group.
  • For only those names which end in o and n, have the designation proper to a chattel, e.g. xulon (’log’), schoinion (’rope’); those which do not end so have that of a masculine or feminine object, though some of them we apply to chattels: e.g. askos (’wineskin’) is a masculine noun, and kline (’bed’) a feminine. On Sophistical Refutations
  • The labor performed by these chattels -- such as fieldwork, house-work, and certain mechanical trades -- becomes, in the minds of the whites of the South, associated with the slaves themselves. Pictures of Slavery in Church and State; Including Personal Reminiscences, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. etc. with an Appendix, Containing the Views of John Wesley and Richard Watson on Slavery
  • The leading object of the second section was the readjustment of the representation of the States in Congress, rendered necessary by the abolition of chattel slavery [_not of political slavery_], effected by the thirteenth amendment. An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony, on the Charge of Illegal Voting
  • Denied their identity, defined as subhuman, dispossessed of their land, their country and their freedom, millions became chattels in the ownership of others who convinced themselves that they were true masters of all they surveyed. ANC Today
  • The coastguardsman, indeed, appeared as unconcerned throughout all the fuss as if he were safe ashore in his own little cabin on the beach; while Rover kept close beside him, as he had done since Hellyer took charge of the hamper which he had brought on board -- the dog evidently considering himself still responsible for all the picnic goods and chattels that his young mistress had told him to watch. Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel
  • The Confederacy would therefore now seize all ‘lands, hereditaments, goods and chattels, rights and credits’ owned by Northern citizens in the South.
  • I gathered together certain certificates of goods and chattels, pointed my heels toward him and his cabbages, and journeyed townward. The Dignity of Dollars
  • In addition, Egyptians would have taken no more account of them than they would have done of any other travellers carrying their goods, chattels, and trading items across the peninsula.
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