noun. movable property (as distinguished from real estate).
- private property
- personal estate
- personal effects
- personal property
- personal chattel
- -ty (English)
- -te (Middle English (1100-1500))
- personal (English)
- personal (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word personalty
1. Noun, singular or mass
If you and your spouse are on speaking terms, your first order of business should be deciding what items qualify as his personalty and which are marital assets.
2. Verb, base form
After you determine what personalty your spouse will take, you must decide how you’re going to move it into his possession.