Usage examples for chattel

  1. The lord, if he were not the King, could not sell the chattel – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. Nucingen makes no bones about admitting that his wife is his fortune; she is an indispensable chattel but a wife takes a second place in the high- pressure life of a political leader and great capitalist. – The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac
  3. The intelligent deputies reasoned that Emperor, having been the cause of all the trouble, would be the proper chattel to levy upon. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Flying-Rings-or-Making-the-Start-in-the-Sawdust-Life by Darlington, Edgar B. P.