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