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Definition of chattel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

chattel

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈtʃæt̮l//
 
[countable, uncountable] (law or old-fashioned)
 
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something that belongs to you Women are now considered as equal partners, not as chattels or housekeepers.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chattel