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chattel

Tangible personal property.

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By giving a chattel mortgage on their growing wheat, they borrowed enough, at twenty per cent, to buy seed corn and a plow.
That Fall they paid the first installment of two hundred dollars on their land and Martin persuaded his mother to give and Robinson to take a chattel on their two horses, old Brindle, her calf and the pigs, that other much-needed implements might be bought.
They have purchased your slave judges, they have debauched your slave legislatures, and they have forced to worse horrors than chattel slavery your slave boys and girls.
She was merely his chattel now, his convenience, his dog, his cringing and helpless slave, the humble and unresisting victim of his capricious temper and vicious nature.
In entering upon the duties of a slaveholder, she did not seem to perceive that I sus- tained to her the relation of a mere chattel, and that for her to treat me as a human being was not only wrong, but dangerously so.
Although he belonged to Dag Daughtry just as much as if the steward possessed a chattel bill of sale of him, his owner did not know that his anaesthetic twist of ravaged nerves tokened the dread disease.
Chattels & More, a brand that curates unique furniture and accessories from designers across Europe, is set to showcase its latest collection and signature pieces at the upcoming Downtown Design expo in Dubai, UAE.
It is very sad that in the 21st century, there are still men who think they are superior to women and treat them as chattels and playthings - no amount of legislation or public revulsion will ever change the mindset of these men as they have an arrogant sense of entitlement to their views and behaviours.
Upon being cut from the premises the bricks and render (and therefore Art Buff) regained their character as chattels and title to them vested in the landlord.
The terrorists' aim is to drag us all into a primitive age, one where women are subservient chattels and extremist clerics rule.
wishful They've almost queued up to volunteer their services as men's chattels, objects to be scorned when those of low intellect gather to swap lies of past conquests.
In English secular law, a deliberate self-inflicted death was ruled afelonia de se, a felony of the self, and any goods and chattels were confiscated by the crown, as was the value of the deodand, the object which caused the death.