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noun as in property

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Cornyn interjected the same interpretation led to the Dred Scott decision, citing “treating slaves as chattel property” as an another outcome of the expansive intrepretation of the due process clause.

Maybe no one will be the “husband” (as in, animal husbandry) and no one the chattel.

Until 1865—less than 150 years ago—it was legal under the United States Constitution to own black people as chattel.

Likely because of his own faith, Carter tries—and fails—to excuse the biblical mandate for reducing women to chattel.

Within a century, chattel slavery ceased to exist in virtually every modern nation.

Men, women, and children are stripped naked and inspected like chattel, and later, lynched with impunity.

The statutes require that chattel mortgages should be acknowledged and recorded.

The discharge and foreclosure of mortgages on vessels are governed for the most part by the rules that apply to chattel mortgages.

Their form remains just what it was when woman was esteemed a pretty, desirable, and incidentally a child-producing, chattel.

He was in th' chattel morgedge business on week days an' he was a Spiritulist on Sunday.

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.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to chattel, such as: belongings, capital, effects, gear, goods, and slave.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.