noun[mass noun] Law
A person’s real property. The opposite of personalty.
- The transition from realty to personalty with the prospect of reincarnation as a corporeal hereditament does not seem to me to be relevant.
- The 1860 census is better suited to this purpose because its schedule for free inhabitants included property values for both realty and personalty, while the 1850 census showed only real estate.
- He indicated that the English common-law distinction between realty and personalty is parallel to and interrelated with the traditional division of the factors.
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