Thesaurus / chattel
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Many think that any chattel may be made an heirloom by any owner of it.

The Eustace DiamondsAnthony Trollope

Sixty years had Uncle Bushrod given of faithful service to the house of Weymouth as chattel, servitor, and friend.

The holder of that boy only did what the laws allowed him to do, and his conduct was in perfect consistency with chattel slavery.

Nancy McDonald's no sort of chattel to be dealt with any way we fancy.

If a frantic legislature pronounces woman a chattel, has it no power, with returning reason, to take back the blasphemy?

The Anti-Slavery Examiner, OmnibusAmerican Anti-Slavery Society

Lem, handed into pawn like a chattel by his father, was miserable and he did not think of letting his countenance hide his misery.

In PawnEllis Parker Butler

I should say the same of a slave; he is a chattel owned by me; he is saved for my advantage, therefore I am indebted for him.

He has boldly, and at no small cost, grappled with the great social and political wrong of our country,—chattel slavery.

Slavery, chattel slavery, died because it had ceased to be profitable; serf labor arose because it was more profitable.

SocialismJohn Spargo

He acknowledged calmly that he had treated her as a chattel.

Bella DonnaRobert Hichens

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