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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Movable \Mov"a*ble\, n.; pl. Movables.
1. An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of
property not fixed, or not a part of real estate;
generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture. [Also
Furnished with the most rich and princely movables.
2. (Rom. Law) Property not attached to the soil.
Note: The word is not convertible with personal property,
since rents and similar incidents of the soil which are
personal property by our law are immovables by the
Roman law. --Wharton.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "movables":
accessories, appanages, appendages, appointments, appurtenances,
belongings, chattels, choses, choses in action,
choses in possession, choses local, choses transitory, effects,
goods, lares and penates, material things, paraphernalia,
perquisites, personal effects, things, trappings
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
MOVABLES, estates. Such subjects of property as attend a man's person
wherever he goes, in contradistinction to things immovable. (q.v.)
2. Things movable by their nature are such as may be carried from one
place to another, whether they move themselves, as cattle, or cannot be
removed without an extraneous power, as inanimate things. Movables are
further distinguished into such as are in possession, or which are in the
power of the owner, as, a horse in actual use, a piece of furniture in a
man's own house; or such as are in the possession of another, and can only
be recovered by action, which are therefore said to be in action, as a debt.
Vide art. Personal Property, and Fonb. Eq. Index, h.t.; Pow. Mortg. Index,
h.t.; 2 Bl. Com. 884; Civ. Code of Lo. art. 464 to 472; 1 Bouv. Inst. n.
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