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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n personalty movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Personalty (Law) Personal property, as distinguished from realty or real property.
    • Personalty The state of being a person; personality.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n personalty In law, personal property, in distinction from realty, or real property. See personal, real.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Personalty (law) all the property which, when a man dies, goes to his executor or administrator, as distinguished from the realty, which goes to his heir-at-law
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. persōna, a player's mask, perh. from persŏnāre, -ātumper, through, sonāre, to sound.


In literature:

To the best of my recollections, the personalty was about six hundred thousand francs.
"Colonel Chabert" by Honore de Balzac
The net personalty will amount to quite 100,000 pounds, and there is large realty, of which at present I do not know the value.
"Stella Fregelius" by H. Rider Haggard
Everything left to her, both land and personalty, everything!
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mrs. Holbrook takes the whole of the personalty, but she has only a life-interest in the real estate.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
Then as to personalty, Sir George?
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
No good reason can be shown why the process should not be applied to personalty and to debts as well as to land.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (1 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
After his death the king seized on his personalty.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
No inconsiderable part of this personalty was invested in shipping and manufacturing.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
The title and estates must go to him, whatever becomes of the personalty.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
AND I DECLARE that my real estate shall for the purposes of this my Will be considered as converted into personalty upon my decease.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Lord Stowell's personalty was sworn under L230,000, and he had invested considerable sums in land.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
He died there in 1842, leaving L200,000 personalty.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The importance of the rule lies in the different destination of realty and personalty under the laws relating to inheritance and succession.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
The jaunty and gaudy signboard was not received as a compensation for the comfortable personalty of Peter.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
The two personalties in him joined in a fever of triumph.
"The Imitator" by Percival Pollard
She can with such money acquire personalty or realty, over the former of which she has absolute control.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various

In news:

I Cruz all over Greatfalls i love meeting new people every day i smile big and show off my beautiful personalty.