chattel

[ chat-l ]SEE DEFINITION OF chattel

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHATTEL

Your chattel is for growing corn, not for corn in a hog's belly.

All this while he had been led about as a creature without a will, a chattel, an instrument.

Ruth 4:10, "Ruth the Moabitess have I purchased this day to be my wife;" was she a chattel?

Here there is a manifest contradiction of the conditions of a chattel slave.

What, then, is chattel slavery as understood in American law?

There must be an expenditure to secure the service of a chattel slave.

Since the abolition of chattel slavery this has been indefeasible except for crime.

Slaves and their children after them were chattel property for life.

He is the guest, and not the chattel, of the family who discovered him.

She had sold herself; henceforth she was this man's slave and chattel.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHATTEL

indentured servants

nounimmigrant an unpaid servant
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