personal property


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n personal property movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Personal property (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 property movable goods or property, as distinguished from freehold or real property, esp. in land
    • Personal property property that may attend the person of the owner, movables
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  • Norman O. Brown
    Norman O. Brown
    “I am what is mine. Personality is the original personal property.”
  • Calvin Coolidge
    “Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.”
  • John Locke
    “Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. properte—a doublet of propriety.


In literature:

Those on exports were only a part of the general system of taxing personal property which we have already noticed.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
All who are within the territory of this Republic have equal claims to protection of person and property.
"Selected Official Documents of the South African Republic and Great Britain" by Various
Personal property of official pledged, 39.
"The Oldest Code of Laws in the World The code of laws promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon B.C. 2285-2242" by Hammurabi, King of Babylon
His idea of personal property is very liberal.
"The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists" by George Bryce
Absolute protection was guaranteed to persons and property in the city.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
It was the personal property of Jaquis, who cooked for Smith and his outfit.
"The Last Spike" by Cy Warman
There were also real slaves: persons who were the personal property of noblemen.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
In the South we have over 150,000 farms and houses, valued at $900,000,000, and personal property at $170,000,000.
"Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days" by Annie L. Burton
They had committed crimes against persons and property.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
In this country, two kinds of representation exist, property and personal.
"An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony" by Anonymous

In news:

Fenstamaker, 41, of North Myrtle Beach was charged with destroying personal property Tuesday.
A proposed 2013 budget that collects $6.2 million in property and personal property taxes has been approved by the Nemaha County Commissioners.
LAS CRUCES — Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps investigators identify and arrest the suspect who battered a 70-year-old man and stole some of his personal property Sunday afternoon.
Since then, a report prepared by Boyd shows that the value of delinquent personal property taxes has increased from $15,373 in 2009 to $28,142 in 2011.
However, poorly maintained trees can die before their time, create personal safety hazards for your family and even cause property damage to your home.
Now that the state regulates wolves, he said, "it provides the citizens of Minnesota with the right to protect their personal property".
The Michigan Legislature voted late Thursday and early Friday to repeal the industrial personal property tax.
Michigan's local government leaders want the state's personal property tax changed.
If the loss was to property for your personal use or your family's, there are two limits on the amount you can deduct for your casualty or theft loss .
Notice of Public Sale of Personal Property .
Maloney's 'Appraising Personal Property ' released for 2012-2013.
State Mulls End Of Personal Property Tax.
Removal of personal property tax would cost Berkley $205K annually.
Changes to personal property tax still top agenda for 2012.

In science:

The philosophy of personal identity provides the most obvious examples: viz. puzzle cases where the verdicts of proposals based on bodily properties, and those based on psychological properties, differ. (This is so even if we consider only one of [i] and [ii].
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
This discussion focusses on the idea of giving an account of, or criterion for, o at time t being the same persisting ob ject (maybe of a specific kind, e.g. person) as o′ at t′ , that invokes everyday properties.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Bipartite graphs have been studied in a variety of applications: directors and companies , persons and questions in an intelligence test , or genes and gene properties , to give just a few examples.
The shortest distance in random multi-type intersection graphs
Among privacy concerns, deniability is an essential privacy property, and has always been a central concern in personal and business communications, with off-the-record communication serving as an essential social and political tool [19, 20].
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
The word smal l is very informal and one person’s list of properties might easily differ greatly from another’s.
Problems from Topology Proceedings