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Wiktionary

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English

Etymology

Middle English chatel < Old French chatel< Latin capitale. Compare cattle, which is from an Anglo-Norman variant.

Pronunciation

Adjective

chattel (comparative more chattel, superlative most chattel)

Positive
chattel

Comparative
more chattel

Superlative
most chattel

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

Noun

Singular
chattel

Plural
chattels

chattel (plural chattels)

  1. Tangible, movable property.
  2. A slave.

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