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Meaning of "chattel house" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHATTEL HOUSE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHATTEL HOUSE

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preposition
conjunction
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Chattel house 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 HOUSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chattel house

Chattel house

Chattel House is a Barbadian word for a small moveable wooden house that working class people would occupy. The term goes back to the plantation days when the home owners would buy houses designed to move from one property to another. The word "chattel" means movable property so the name was appropriate. Chattel houses are set on blocks or a groundsill rather than being anchored into the ground. In addition, they are built entirely out of wood and assembled without nails. This allowed them to be disassembled and moved from place to place. This system was necessary historically because home "owners" typically did not own the land that their house was set on. Instead, their employer often owned the land. In case of a landlord tenant dispute, the house could be quickly moved to a new property. It has been customary for people in Barbados to build additions onto their chattel houses. As such, the house may look as though different sections are at slightly different heights or in a different pattern due to each part being constructed at different stages.

Definition of chattel house in the English dictionary

The definition of chattel house in the dictionary is a movable wooden dwelling, usually set on a foundation of loose stones on rented land.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHATTEL HOUSE

chatta
Chattagam
Chattanooga
chatted
chattel
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 HOUSE

beach house
clubhouse
courthouse
detached house
farmhouse
greenhouse
guesthouse
house
house-to-house
in-house
lady of the house
lighthouse
mouse
on the house
open house
opera house
penthouse
powerhouse
steakhouse
warehouse
Winehouse

Synonyms and antonyms of chattel house in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «chattel house» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHATTEL HOUSE

Find out the translation of chattel house to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chattel house 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 house» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

动产的房子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

casa bien mueble
570 millions of speakers

English

chattel house
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चल सम्पत्ति घर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

متاع البيت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

движимого дом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

casa fiduciária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কামাল ঘর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Maison mobilière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rumah kambing
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mobilien Haus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

動産の家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

동산 집
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rumah sakit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà vật sở hủu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாட்டல் வீடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घरबांधणी घर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sohbet evi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

casa chattel
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dom ruchomości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рухомого будинок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

casa sclav
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chattel σπίτι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

besitting huis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chattel hus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chattel huset
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chattel house

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATTEL HOUSE»

The term «chattel house» is used very little and occupies the 151.041 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHATTEL HOUSE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHATTEL HOUSE»

Discover the use of chattel house in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chattel house and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Low-cost Housing in Barbados: Evolution Or Social Revolution?
1.1 A single-gabled, timber chattel house located on a loose rock foundation / 7 1.2 A timber chattel house on a loose rock foundation with a lean-to kitchen at the rear / 7 3.1 A timber chattel house on a loose rock foundation / 52 3.2 A tripartite ...
Mark R. Watson, Robert B. Potter, 2001
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Caribbean Property Law
The 'chattel house' concept is a peculiarity of the law of Trinidad and Tobago. It finds no favour in English law. A house or building attached to the soil in that jurisdiction is for all intents and purposes part of the realty, and a dwelling house,  ...
Kodilinye, 2000
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Resource Sustainability and Caribbean Development
There is a section of the population who perceive the chattel house as a thing of the past and associate it with backwardness and decades of struggle and hardship. Many Barbadians now tend to look towards the developed world and the ...
Duncan F. M. McGregor, David Barker, Sally Lloyd-Evans, 1998
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Commonwealth Caribbean Property Law
If a chattel house owned by a deceased is erected on building land of which the deceased was a statutory tenant, the mere fact that a person has been in occupation of such chattel house and satisfies the residence conditions in s 2(1) of the ...
Gilbert Kodilinye, 2013
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Panama Money in Barbados 1900-1920
The floor or "bottom plate" of the chattel house was occasionally as small as ten by ten feet. Normally the gabled wooden roof had a cover of wooden shingles that was surprisingly impervious to heavy rains. An individual desiring a chattel ...
Bonham C. Richardson, 2004
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Global Tourist Behavior
Accordingto Potterand Dann (1987: xxxvi), a chattel house is “a rectangular wooden house, generally set on a pile of rocks. Such vemacular houses aremovable, reflectingthe fact thatthey are owned bythe occupant, whilst thelandisrented, ...
Erdener Kaynak, Muzaffer Uysal, 2012
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Growing Up in Barbados
It follows that all the chattel houses on temporary rented land were also on makeshift foundations. The Bajan chattel house even at that time was attractively designed; though tiny by most standards, it had the basic tenets of palladian/ georgian ...
Sereta Belgrave, 2013
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Self-help Housing, the Poor, and the State in the Caribbean
A Basic timber chattel 6 Bipartite timber chattel Y I l Living room y Backyard d Dining room Bh □Bathroom k Kitchen T Toilet Bd Bedroom Fig. 3.2. The development and expansion of the Barbadian chattel house. quaint, but each house has its ...
Robert B. Potter, Dennis Conway, 1997
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Explore Barbados
... the wedding ceremony coupled with the fact that there is no tradition of The Chattel House Along with flying fish and the Bajan accent, the chattel house is one of the island's special cultural traditions. These attractive, one-storey homes are ...
Harry S. Pariser, 2000
10
Slavery Contested Heritage and Thanatourism
... tourist icon and promotional device. Thus, there are now several Chattel House Shopping Villages, the best known of which is located in the St Lawrence Gap tourist strip (Chattel House Shopping Village, 1999). These villages comprise an  ...
Graham M.S. Dann, A.V. Seaton, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHATTEL HOUSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chattel house is used in the context of the following news items.
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EVERYDAY LAW:Terminating tenancy of spots
... in the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act becomes a qualified tenant, he has the right to purchase the lot on which his chattel house is sited. «Nation News, Jun 15»
2
EVERYDAY LAW: No special rights for chattel houses
Where your house is a chattel house, you can be given notice to quit. This notice must usually be six months except where your rent is in ... «Nation News, Jun 15»
3
IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Cave of horrors
Her small chattel house still remains on the land. However, Smith said with the children moving away from the area, successive governments ... «Nation News, Jun 15»
4
Summer weekend getaway guide: NJ's 10 best small towns
Drive down Sunset Boulevard, past the Chattel House Village series of shops (Exit Zero Magazine, The Bird House), past the Nature ... «NJ.com, Apr 15»
5
THE LOWDOWN: This is hell – no balls
Sir Hilary recently backed down from confrontation with Froon and says he's coming to live in a chattel house down by me. Yet Sir Hilary was ... «Nation News, Apr 15»
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Chattel House Books Is Newest Datalore Effort
“That's how Chattel House Books was born. Some days I sit down and wonder, what monster did I create? But I have to give the market what it ... «Publishers Weekly, Apr 15»
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Bookmarked for business
From left, Jenifer Millar, Beverly Smith-Hinkson, Erica Hinkson and Jason Millar in the Chattel House Bookstore in Sky Mall. (Reco Moore) ... «Nation News, Apr 15»
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EVERYDAY LAW: When 'paper' is not enough
The aunt was permitted to place a chattel house on the land and live there since an incident had occurred at her former residence. «Nation News, Mar 15»
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Alan Dawson: I like the attitude and food of Jamaican restaurants
Carlton has a daytime Jamaican cafe called The Chattel House. For breakfast try the bacon, sausage patty, fried plantain, egg and fresh tomato. «Nottingham Post, Mar 15»
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Old Library to be restored
THE HOME OF THE FORMER Public Library and a 100-year-old chattel house in Bridgetown are the first two buildings earmarked under a new ... «Nation News, Jan 15»

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