Examples of chattel in a Sentence
at one time, the children of black slaves were also considered chattel
packed up all her chattels and moved to a new state
Recent Examples of chattel from the Web
The facts behind Thanksgiving, chattel slavery, the civil war, internment camps, mass incarceration, and even the national anthem are all sanitized for over-the-counter consumption, available in chewable vitamin form at a drugstore near you.
Abolitionists had no difficulty defending the morality of their position, given the horrors of chattel slavery.
Confederate statues, Confederate flags, human-chattel-owning Founding Fathers?
Their husbands were chosen for them in what was often a contract—the woman passed from a sheltered childhood to becoming a chattel of her husband, a possession, like his riding boots and bottles of port.
The Pennimans maintain that UH treated their embryos as chattel, or property, and has only offered to reimburse them for the production of the embryos, not for the loss of a potential son or daughter.
On the question of chattel slavery, evangelicals do not just appear as the abolitionists Gerson cites approvingly.
Well, so too might those women who were forced against their will to function as breeding chattel.
It was deployed to help justify colonial rule in Africa and chattel slavery in America.
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What is the Difference Between chattel and slave?
The word chattel is encountered in two main senses. The earlier of the two is primarily technical and refers to property, specifically property that is distinct from real estate holdings. The second meaning of chattel can excite considerable emotion, as it refers to humans as property, i.e., slaves. Chattel, slave and the less common bondman and thrall are all synonyms for a person held in servitude by another. Chattel and cattle both come to English from the same source: each is descended from the Medieval Latin word capitale, which itself traces to the Latin caput meaning “head.”
CHATTEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chattel for English Language Learners
: something (such as a slave, piece of furniture, tool, etc.) that a person owns other than land or buildings
legal Definition of chattel
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