Definition of personal property in US English:

personal property


  • Movable property; belongings exclusive of land and buildings.

    Compare with real property
    • ‘Apart from pledge, English law divides security over personal property into mortgages and charges.’
    • ‘There are many items of personal property whose loss causes emotional distress that far outweighs their market value.’
    • ‘The ownership of land, as opposed to personal property, is subject to particular rules.’
    • ‘Real property and personal property may have different rules applied to them.’
    • ‘Leases remain personal property to this day and the distinction can sometimes prove to be of importance.’


personal property

/ˈpərs(ə)n(ə)l ˈpräpərdē/