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PERSONAL Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

the nature or partaking of the qualities of human beings, or of movable property. As to personal “Action,” “Assets,” “Chattels,” “Contract,” “Covenant,” “Credit,” “De- mand,” “Disability,” “Franchise,” “Injury,” “Judgment,” “Knowledge,” “Law,” “Liability.” “Liberty.” “Notice,” “Property.” “Replevin,” “Representatives.” “Rights,” “Security,” “Service,” “Servitude,” “Statute,” “Tax,” “Tithes,” “Tort,” and “Warranty,” see those titles. Personal things cannot be done by another. Finch, Law, b. 1, c. 3, n. 14. Personal things cannot be granted over. Finch, Law, b. 1, c. 3, n. 15. Personal things die with the person. Finch, Law, b. 1, c. 3, n. 16. Personalia personam seqnnntnr. Personal things follow the person. Flanders v. Cross, 10 Cush. (Mass.) 516.


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