[[t]ˈpɜr sə nl ti[/t]] n. pl. -ties
law personal estate or property
Etymology: 1600–10; < AF personalte < LL persōnālitās personality

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  • personalty — per·son·al·ty / pərs ən əl tē/ n [Anglo French personalté, from Late Latin personalit personalitas personality]: personal property at property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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  • personalty — [pʉr′sə nəl tē] n. pl. personalties [Anglo Fr personaltie < LL personalitas,PERSONALITY] PERSONAL PROPERTY: opposed to REALTY …   English World dictionary

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  • personalty — [ pə:s(ə)n(ə)lti] noun Law a person s personal property. Compare with realty. Origin C16 (in the legal phr. in the personalty for damages ): from Anglo Norman Fr. personaltie, from med. L. personalitas, from L. personalis of a person , from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • personalty — Personal property; movable property; chattels; property that is not attached to real estate. See also property (personal property). @ quasi personalty Things which are movable in point of law, though fixed to things real, either actually, as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • personalty — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French personalté, from Late Latin personalitat , personalitas personality Date: 15th century personal property …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • personalty — /perr seuh nl tee/, n., pl. personalties. Law. personal estate or property. [1600 10; < AF personalte < LL personalitas PERSONALITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • personalty — noun Any property that is movable; that is, not real estate. Syn: personal property …   Wiktionary

  • personalty — per·son·al·ty || pÉœrsnltɪ / pɜːs n. personal possessions (British) …   English contemporary dictionary

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