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The meaning of personal property

M G Bridge

in Personal Property Law

Second edition

Published in print November 1996 | ISBN: 9781854315816
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191705144 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9781854315816.003.0001
The meaning of personal property

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This chapter considers how the subject matter of personal property is organised before turning to a definition of property rights. The first section describes types of property such as personal property and land, chattels real, choses in possession, choses in action, money, movable and immovable property, the equitable doctrine of conversion, and equitable interests. The second section describes property rights, which come in various shapes and sizes. The touchstone of a property right is its universality: it can be asserted against the world at large, and not only against another individual.

Keywords: property right; possession; choses; equitable interests; universal right

Chapter.  4022 words. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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