noun[mass noun] Law
A person’s personal property. Compare with realty.
- The transition from realty to personalty with the prospect of reincarnation as a corporeal hereditament does not seem to me to be relevant.
- The rules about inheriting realty and personalty were very different.
- The 1860 census is better suited to this purpose because its schedule for free inhabitants included property values for both realty and personalty.
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