chattel

Noun

  1. personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
    • Synonyms
      • personal chattel
      • movable
    • Less specific
      • personal property
      • personal estate
      • personalty
      • private property
    • Topic Members
      • furniture
      • piece of furniture
      • article of furniture
      • car
      • auto
      • automobile
      • machine
      • motorcar

Context for New Word

Screenshot of context where found chattel

While reading Moore (2005) I came across chattel as a new word.

I hadn’t ever heard this term. It is still so crazy to think of people being possessions.

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:


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The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.

Added to Project:

Reference Author: Moore (2005)

Reference Citation:

Moore, T. (2005) A fanonian perspective on double consciousness. Journal of Black Studies, 35(6), 751-762. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0021934704263839