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 But the officials insist their online pages are personal property, not part of their official duties, and not public forums. Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 31 Oct. 2023 The summons accuses the NBA star of violating a domestic violence protective order, misdemeanor child abuse and injury to personal property. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 12 Oct. 2023 Defining 'feminine hygiene products' as tampons, panty liners, menstrual cups, sanitary napkins, and other similar tangible personal property designed for feminine hygiene in connection with the human menstrual cycle. Neal Earley, Arkansas Online, 26 Sep. 2023 There is also the risk of damage and theft to their personal property, although some apps, like Loanhood and ByRotation, cover expenses and costs when a piece is reported as damaged or lost. Frances Solá-Santiago,, 31 Aug. 2023 What do all of these highly personal properties all have in common? Christine Chitnis, Travel + Leisure, 15 Oct. 2023 Besides the hotel and motel programs and rental assistance, FEMA is offering Hawaii fire survivors home repair and personal property reimbursements and other needs that may not be covered by insurance, Edwards said. Ken Sweet, Fortune, 18 Aug. 2023 Net worth includes cash, personal property, stocks and bonds, savings, real estate equity, cash value of life insurance policies and retirement assets such as a 401(K) and an Individual Retirement Account. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Oct. 2023 Homeowners can apply for SBA loans to replace or repair their primary residence or personal property, including cars, furniture and other items. Latisha Nixon-Jones, CBS News, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of personal property was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Personal property.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Legal Definition

personal property

see property

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