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'Personality' 'and Personalty' - how to distinguish them?

Thanks in advance.

Ajayan
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Hi,

personality

The mental qualities that make a person an individual.

This is a very common word.

personalty
n. movable assets (things, including animals) which are not real property, money or investments.

from http://dictionary.law.com/definition

I've never encountered this word, but there are some definitions online such as the above.

Simply put, I'd say this is an obscure legal term that you'll almost never meet outside outside legal circles.

Best wishes, Clive
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I'd use personal property instead:

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per·son·al·ty

Etymology: Anglo-French personalte, from Late Latin personalitat-, personalitas personality -- more at PERSONALITY

: PERSONAL PROPERTY


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Hi Ajayan,

Going by the clarifications that I got for my post 'Reality & Realty' in EnglishForward, I think that 'Personalty' is exactly the opposite of 'Realty'.

Jagan
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