personal estate


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n personal estate movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.
    • Personal estate (Law) movables; chattels; -- opposed to real estate or property. It usually consists of things temporary and movable, including all subjects of property not of a freehold nature.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Personal estate movable goods or property, as distinguished from freehold or real property, esp. in land
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. persōna, a player's mask, perh. from persŏnāre, -ātumper, through, sonāre, to sound.


In literature:

Moreover, the new comer had the scar on his brow, which was wanting on the person of the possessor of the estate.
"Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton" by Anonymous
They were severally persons of good estate.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
Nor were they abashed by any insignificance of their personal estate.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
There formerly existed in Bavaria a supplementary tax on estates left by persons who had not served in the active army.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
Many persons owning property of this kind sold at a heavy advance during the real estate speculations that succeeded the war.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
His personal property and many of his landed estates were sold, and returning to England he devoted himself to literature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
An Address to Persons of Quality and Estate.
"The True Life of Betty Ireland" by Anonymous
In Ireland, the absentee landlord is bitterly reproached for not administering his estate in person.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
No man is to be injured in his person, mind, or estate.
"No Compromise with Slavery" by William Lloyd Garrison
In 1834, the population on the estate amounted to about 400 persons, of whom more than 200 were prisoners of the crown.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West

In news:

Previously, the president of Pennvest Corp. A 20-person financial planning and real estate investment company in Radnor, Pa.
Real estate magnate and TV personality Donald Trump has added winemaking to his résumé with his October 4 relaunch of the Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Cybill Shepherd's Cadillac , Other Personal Items up for Grabs at Midtown Estate Sale.
Marion County Collector Mary Ann Viorel reported county real estate and personal property tax bills were mailed earlier in November.
Planned giving helps you make sure your personal and financial goals are met as part of your estate planning.
Plus, the attorney can help you put a stop to your sister's writing checks for her personal benefit from your mother's estate.
COLUMBIA — Personal property and real estate taxes are due by the end of the day Saturday.
Arkansas personal property and real estate taxes are due by Oct 15, said Miller County Collector Melissa Barnes.
The St Croix County Treasurer will be collecting the real estate and personal property taxes for the CITY OF HUDSON, TOWNS OF HUDSON, TROY AND ST JOSEPH, due by January 31, 2012.
Personally, I've had a very positive experience with real estate as an investment, but not everyone shares that.
"With the credit crisis," added Griffin, a 14-year veteran of the residential real estate trade in eastern Onondaga County, "you see a different kind of person looking.
Our mission at Sutter Estates Retirement Community in Yuba City, CA, is to meet the needs of each of our residents while providing service with respect, dignity and personal attention.
Late 'Golden Girls' Star Rue McClanahan's Estate to Auction Her Personal Belongings Off to Fans.
The person appointed by the court to manage your estate when you die without leaving a will.