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chattelnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈtʃætəl/ (also chattel personal)
LAW, PROPERTY a ​piece of ​personalproperty, ​including something that can be ​moved, or ​rights such as copyright and patents, but not usually ​includingland and ​buildings: If your husband dies ​intestate you will ​inherit all ​personal goods and chattels such as the furniture and ​car, ​plus the ​assets up to £125,000. Where a chattel is ​unlawfully on the plaintiff's ​land and has caused ​actualdamage, the ​plaintiff may ​retain the chattel until the ​damage has been ​paid for. It is appalling that in some divorce ​situations, kids are ​treated like chattel, like the dishwasher or the ​retirementaccount.
(Definition of chattel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chattel”
in Chinese (Simplified) 私人财产…
in Chinese (Traditional) 私人財產…
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