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chattel

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English

Etymology

Middle English chatel < Old French chatel< [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] capitale. Compare cattle, which is from an Anglo-Norman variant.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
chattel

Comparative
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  1. Commonly used to describe the treatment of Russian serfs as property.

Noun

Singular
chattel

Plural
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chattel ({{{1}}})
  1. Tangible, movable property.
  2. A slave.

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