What does the word chattel mean?

Usage examples for 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 by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. I had a chattel mortgage, too, so I got all his fixin's. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  3. Am I a chattel to be bartered by any will except my own? – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009