personal property


Definition of personal property

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

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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 Negotiations concerning personal property, money, or resources may preoccupy you today. Tarot Astrologers,, "Daily horoscope for September 23, 2020," 23 Sep. 2020 Pezzola faces additional charges that include obstruction of an official proceeding, additional civil disorder charges, robbery of personal property of the United States and assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers, the government said. Cassidy Mcdonald, CBS News, "Two Proud Boys members indicted for conspiracy in Capitol riot," 31 Jan. 2021 Dog owners or caretakers are responsible for removal and sanitary disposal of feces, both on their personal property and public space. Kelly Klein, Star Tribune, "Landlord unresponsive to requests," 22 Jan. 2021 The two, who had recently broken up, were arguing about their personal property. cleveland, "Suspects sought after boy, 16, is shot in arm: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 15 Jan. 2021 Fire officials estimated damage from the fire, which was extinguished in about 20 minutes, to be about $150,000 to the structure and $50,000 in personal property. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, "Resident dies after early morning fire in northeast Minneapolis duplex," 12 Jan. 2021 The tax deferments apply to real estate, motor vehicle and personal property taxes. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Sandhill cranes, black-footed ferrets, Washington crossing the Delaware: News from around our 50 states," 28 Dec. 2020 An arriving officer said the bag contained a small amount of marijuana and some personal property. John Benson, cleveland, "Driver gets stuck on top of fire hydrant: Brooklyn Police Blotter," 16 Dec. 2020 Attorneys for Ada Yeager, who filed the lawsuit and had been living at the park, argued any sweep violated her constitutional rights and could result in the damage or seizure of personal property by authorities. Fox News, "Judge denies request to halt clearing of Seattle homeless camp," 18 Dec. 2020

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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 Feb 2021

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“Personal property.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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Legal Definition of personal property

— see property

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