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Personal estate   /pˈərsɪnɪl ɪstˈeɪt/   Listen
Personal estate

Movable property (as distinguished from real estate).  Synonyms: personal property, personalty, private property.

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"Personal estate" Quotes from Famous Books

... more thoroughly for his future career. Shortly after he went to Baltimore, his master, Captain Anthony, died intestate, and his property was divided between his two children. Douglass, with the other slaves, was part of the personal estate, and was sent for to be appraised and disposed of in the division. He fell to the share of Mrs. Lucretia Auld, his masters daughter, who sent him back to Baltimore, where, after a month's absence, ...
— Frederick Douglass - A Biography • Charles Waddell Chesnutt

... lawyer exceedingly interesting. Slaves which had been real estate, as soon as the act was passed ceased to be such, and the benefit to be obtained from their labor until fully enfranchised and the money to be paid by the legislature as compensation for their freedom became personal estate. See the luminous judgment of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Richard v. Attorney General of Jamaica, Moore's Report of Cases in the Judicial Committee (1848), ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920 • Various

... the institution incorporated in America, with a responsible Board of Trustees. A charter was accordingly obtained, in April, 1863, in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, and in May, 1864, additional power to hold real and personal estate was granted by act of the Legislature. A constitution was framed, binding the institution to evangelical and unsectarian principles; formally constituting the body, appointed by the mission, a local ...
— History Of The Missions Of The American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions To The Oriental Churches, Volume II. • Rufus Anderson

... city and I am one of the citizens, Whatever interests the rest interests me, politics, wars, markets, newspapers, schools, The mayor and councils, banks, tariffs, steamships, factories, stocks, stores, real estate and personal estate. ...
— Leaves of Grass • Walt Whitman

Words linked to "Personal estate" :   personal property, personalty, private property, personal chattel, personal effects, stuff, chattel, effects, movable, property, holding, belongings, clobber

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