Part of speech: noun

An article of personal property; a movable.

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Usage examples "chattel":

  1. Being a mere chattel or thing, he has no rights; and, therefore, he can have no wrongs to be redressed. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  2. I had a chattel mortgage, too, so I got all his fixin's. - "Vacation with the Tucker Twins", Nell Speed.
  3. Am I a chattel to be bartered by any will except my own? - "The World For Sale, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.