Definition of personal property in English:

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personal property

Pronunciation: /ˈpərs(ə)n(ə)l ˈpräpərdē/


Movable property; belongings exclusive of land and buildings. Compare with real property.
Example sentences
  • Real property and personal property may have different rules applied to them.
  • Apart from pledge, English law divides security over personal property into mortgages and charges.
  • The ownership of land, as opposed to personal property, is subject to particular rules.

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Syllabification: per·son·al pro·per·ty

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