personal property

noun

Definition of personal property

: property other than real property consisting of things temporary or movable : chattels

Examples of personal property in a Sentence

any personal property that is left in the lockers overnight will be impounded
Recent Examples on the Web Resources include pretty much anything a household could easily turn into cash, such as bank balances, retirement savings, or personal property. Andrew Biggs, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Earlier this year, Hanzman had approved an $83 million settlement to compensate people who suffered economic losses such as condominium units and personal property. Curt Anderson, Orlando Sentinel, 11 May 2022 Earlier this year, Hanzman had approved an $83 million settlement to compensate people who suffered economic losses such as condominium units and personal property. Curt Anderson, USA TODAY, 11 May 2022 The Courant’s review focused on real estate and does not include business equipment, other personal property and eligible motor vehicles. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 8 May 2022 Officers were able to locate Perotti’s vehicle and personal property near where her body was found, police said. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, 6 May 2022 The principal factors are the amount of uninsured home and personal property losses and the fiscal capacity of the state in which the disaster took place, which are calculated as a ratio. Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 Police are still investigating the incident and have not yet been able to determine the amount of damage to the structure and personal property. Amanda Jackson, CNN, 21 Feb. 2022 The first was a grass fire that burned over one mile in radius, the second burned just over 84 acres — razing through 13 homes, 16 outbuildings, numerous vehicles and personal property, Slaughter said. NBC News, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of personal property

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of personal property was in 1833

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22 Jun 2022

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“Personal property.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/personal%20property. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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Legal Definition of personal property

— see property

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