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chattel

(chăt`əl), in law, any property other than a freehold estate in land (see tenuretenure,
in law, manner in which property in land is held. The nature of tenure has long been of great importance, both in law and in the broader economic and political context.
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). A chattel is treated as personal property rather than real property regardless of whether it is movable or immovable (see propertyproperty,
rights to the enjoyment of things of economic value, whether the enjoyment is exclusive or shared, present or prospective. The rightful possession of such rights is called ownership.
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). Certain uses of the term (e.g., chattel mortgage) refer only to movable property. Otherwise the term also includes chattels real, i.e., those estates in land that do not constitute a freehold.

chattel

1. Any article of property not consisting of or affixed to land; movable property.
2. Same as 1, above, plus any interest in land that is less than a freehold. When this nomenclature is used, the term chattel personal is employed to designate movables such as goods and money, and chattel real to designate less-than-freehold interests in real property, such as leasehold interests for a term of years.
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If the state is the occupier, such as in national parks and coastal waters, the state holds the right to chattels found there.
If this had not been the case, TSB could only have sold those items if it held the benefit of a chattels mortgage (and in the case of individuals this would have had to comply with the Bill of Sale Acts).
The doctrine of trespass to chattels gained wide recognition during the anti-spam wars in the 1990s, when companies such as America Online, CompuServe, and others used the doctrine to try to hold companies and individuals liable for damages arising out of alleged spamming activities.
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She writes, "Without history, people stumble / around the grindstone in a deepening track," and "The hope of chattels in the barracoons / was that their seed would multiply and spread / around the earth: that even octoroons, / remembering chattels in the barracoons, / would feel sad wonder.
La Serenissima lost her chattels in wars, and the city's trade routes declined in importance after the discovery of the New World.
Slavery in ancient Rome was not, as practiced more recently in Europe and the United States, solely or even primarily dependent on imported chattels from conquered lands.
hints that alongside vistas brimming with pathos and chilly chattels culled from anonymous postwar dwellings is a liberal sprinkling of adolescence-driven love objects.
From April, the amount of money that can pass on "tax free" has increased to pounds 231,000, but as this includes the value of the house, the chattels (personal possessions) and liquid assets, more and more people are being affected.
TODAY is one more partial installment moving day, 14 years and 14 addresses after my chattels and goods from a couch, knickknacks and a Colt six-shooter cap gun, to 12 leftover wallet-size 1959 high school graduation photos and more, went into storage.