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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chat·tel /ˈʧætḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chat·tel n.  Law Any item of movable or immovable property except the freehold, or the things which are parcel of it. It is a more extensive term than goods or effects.
 Note:Chattels are personal or real: personal are such as are movable, as goods, plate, money; real are such rights in land as are less than a freehold, as leases, mortgages, growing corn, etc.
 Chattel mortgage Law, a mortgage on personal property, as distinguished from one on real property.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable
          property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
          [syn: personal chattel]