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Women were once considered chattel, and slavery was regarded as sanctioned in the Bible. However, western society grew to recognize that neither was just.
Jeanne Phillips

Meaning of "chattel" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHATTEL

From Old French chatel personal property, from Medieval Latin capitāle wealth.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHATTEL

chattel  [ˈtʃætəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHATTEL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chattel is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHATTEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chattel

Personal property

Personal property is generally considered private property that is movable, as opposed to real property or real estate. In common law systems, personal property may also be called chattels or personalty. In civil law systems, personal property is often called movable property or movables – any property that can be moved from one location to another. This term is in distinction with immovable property or immovables, such as land and buildings. Movable property on land, that which was not automatically sold with the land, included for example larger livestock. In fact the word cattle is the Old Norman variant of Old French chatel, which was once synonymous with general movable personal property.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHATTEL


atlatl
ˈætəˌlætəl
battel
ˈbætəl
battle
ˈbætəl
brattle
ˈbrætəl
cattle
ˈkætəl
embattle
ɪmˈbætəl
prattle
ˈprætəl
prebattle
priːˈbætəl
prittle-prattle
ˈprɪtəlˌprætəl
Quetzalcoatl
ˌkɛtsəlkəʊˈætəl
rattle
ˈrætəl
scrattle
ˈskrætəl
Seattle
sɪˈætəl
sprattle
ˈsprætəl
tattle
ˈtætəl
that´ll
ˈðætəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHATTEL

chatta
Chattagam
Chattanooga
chatted
chattel house
chattel mortgage
chattel personal
chattel real
chatter
chatter mark
chatterati
chatterbox
chatterer
chattering
chattering classes
Chatterton
chattery
chatti
chattier
chattiest

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHATTEL

aparthotel
betel
cartel
dentel
dottel
family hotel
five-star hotel
hostel
hotel
intel
Keitel
kittel
mantel
Martel
motel
pastel
pentel
private hotel
resort hotel
youth hostel

Synonyms and antonyms of chattel in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chattel» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHATTEL

Find out the translation of chattel to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chattel from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chattel» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

动产
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bien mueble
570 millions of speakers

English

chattel
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चल सम्पत्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متاع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

движимое имущество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fiduciária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অস্থাবর সম্পত্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

biens
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chattel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leibeigene
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

動産
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

동산
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kandhane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vật sở hủu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாட்டல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भांडार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

taşınır mal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bene mobile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ruchomości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рухоме майно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sclav
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chattel
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

besitting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chattel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chattel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chattel

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATTEL»

The term «chattel» is regularly used and occupies the 89.270 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATTEL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chattel

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3 QUOTES WITH «CHATTEL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chattel.
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John Bercow
Sally is my wife, but not my chattel or my property.
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Jeanne Phillips
Women were once considered chattel, and slavery was regarded as sanctioned in the Bible. However, western society grew to recognize that neither was just.
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Lysander Spooner
A man who is without capital, and who, by prohibitions upon banking, is practically forbidden to hire any, is in a condition elevated but one degree above that of a chattel slave. He may live; but he can live only as the servant of others; compelled to perform such labor, and to perform it at such prices, as they may see fit to dictate.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHATTEL»

Discover the use of chattel in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chattel and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas
"... a much-needed volume on a neglected topic that is of great interest to scholars of women, slavery, and African American history." --Drew Faust Gender was a decisive force in shaping slave society.
David Barry Gaspar, Darlene Clark Hine, 1996
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Chattel Or Person?: The Status of Women in the Mishnah
Exploring the place of women in the socioeconomic system formulated in the Mishnah, a book of legal rules with a spiritual basis compiled by Jewish sages in second-century Palestine, this study reveals a fundamental ambiguity in the role of ...
Judith Romney Wegner, 1988
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How America's First Settlers Invented Chattel Slavery: ...
In this book we observe the progressive development of a mindset that allowed the settlers to see both Native Americans and Africans as « others who did not merit human status.
David K. O'Rourke, 2005
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Chattel Slavery and Wage Slavery: The Anglo-American ...
This book begins with a provocative paradox: George Fitzhugh of Virginia, one of the most eloquent defenders of Southern chattel slavery, appealed to a New York abolitionist for support.
Marcus Cunliffe, 2008
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From Chattel Slaves to Wage Slaves: The Dynamics of Labour ...
" -- Labour History Review "This is a valuable collection of essays which gives fresh perspectives and interesting empirical data on the modes of labor bargaining by New World slaves and on the transition from 'chattel' to 'wage' slavery.
Mary Turner, 1995
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African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens
Celia Naylor vividly charts the experiences of enslaved and free African Cherokees from the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma's entry into the Union in 1907.
Celia E. Naylor, 2008
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Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate
[3]— Chattel Paper Counterparts provisions raise special issues in contracts involving chattel paper.25 Specifically, the problem arises in the context of perfecting26 a security interest in chattel paper when there are multiple originals.
Tina L. Stark, 2003
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The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas
This wide-ranging book presents the first comprehensive and comparative account of the slave trade within the nations and colonial systems of the Americas.
Walter Johnson, 2008
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The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings
Jargon free, politically balanced and enriched with vivid anecdotes, this provocative book is a must-read for anyone interested in childhood.
David F. Lancy, 2008
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The Wages of Slavery: From Chattel Slavery to Wage Labour in ...
The Wages of Slavery tackles the transition from chattel slavery to forced labour in Africa and the Caribbean during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from a protoproletarian perspective
Michael Twaddle, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHATTEL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chattel is used in the context of the following news items.
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No, the American Revolution was not a mistake
The founders supported racial genocide and chattel slavery, which then flourished in their new republic. And it's good that historians and ... «Vox, Jul 15»
2
Confederate flag stands for gravest act of treason
•A defense for the indefensible: One of the great crimes against humanity in the whole history of humankind (chattel slavery). A flag never hurt ... «Indianapolis Star, Jul 15»
3
No to the Eurogarchs!
Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was in any case the mainstay of the institution of chattel slavery in North America, and Lee's surrender at ... «Voltaire Network, Jul 15»
4
worldstarhiphop, wshh – Black America's Hypocrisy over the N-word …
Never in the annuals of known history, until the advent of chattel slavery, were any species of humankind known to be treated with such brutality ... «ThyBlackMan, Jul 15»
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As I See It: A Southern exposure
... what was then euphemistically known as a “peculiar institution,” chattel slavery in which human beings were bought and sold like animals. «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»
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Let's kick God off the Court: Marriage isn't the only place where the …
Justice Clarence Thomas bizarrely reasoned that “human dignity cannot be taken away by the government” – even by, say, chattel bondage. «Salon, Jul 15»
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Richmond split over Confederate history
... was conducted here in Richmond, at a time when black lives plainly didn't matter to many, except as human chattel to be exploited or sold. «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
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When slavery won't die: The oppressive Biblical mentality America …
The term chattel is related to the term cattle, and human chattel, like cows, exist to serve their owners and must stay where they belong. «Raw Story, Jul 15»
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America's real founding moment: Why we get Independence Day all …
These people — the chattel slaves of the American South — were not just unfree when compared to their white compatriots; they were among ... «Salon, Jul 15»
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Why We Celebrate July 4
The country failed in many ways to live up to the vision of the Declaration, notably in the institution of chattel slavery. But over the next two ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chattel [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chattel>. Dec 2019 ».
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