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[mass noun] A person's personal property.Compare with realty
assets, capital, wealth, riches, holdings, fortune, property, worth, resources, effects, possessions, belongings, things, goods, worldly goods, stuff, chattels, valuablesView synonyms
- ‘The rules about inheriting realty and personalty were very different.’
- ‘The 1860 census is better suited to this purpose because its schedule for free inhabitants included property values for both realty and personalty.’
- ‘However, I cannot conclude that the plaintiff took any appropriate measures to preserve her personalty once it was known to her that water seepage was occurring.’
- ‘He indicated that the English common-law distinction between realty and personalty is parallel to and interrelated with the traditional division of the factors.’
- ‘The transition from realty to personalty with the prospect of reincarnation as a corporeal hereditament does not seem to me to be relevant.’
Mid 16th century (in the legal phrase in the personalty ‘for damages’): from Anglo-Norman French personaltie, from medieval Latin personalitas (see personality).
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