[chat-l] /ˈtʃæt l/
Law. a movable article of personal property.
any article of tangible property other than land, buildings, and other things annexed to land.
(often pl) (property law)
goods and chattels, personal property
early 13c., chatel “property, goods,” from Old French chatel “chattels, goods, wealth, possessions, property; profit; cattle,” from Late Latin capitale “property” (see cattle, which is the Old North French form of the same word). Application to slaves (1640s) is a rhetorical figure of abolitionists, etc.
- Chattel house
noun 1. (esp in Barbados) a movable wooden dwelling, usually set on a foundation of loose stones on rented land
[chat-er] /ˈtʃæt ər/ verb (used without object) 1. to talk rapidly in a foolish or purposeless way; jabber. 2. to utter a succession of quick, inarticulate, speechlike sounds, as monkeys or certain birds. 3. to make a rapid clicking noise by striking together: His teeth were chattering from the cold. 4. Machinery. (of a cutting […]
noun 1. a mortgage on household, movable, or other personal property. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a mortgage on movable personal property
noun a computer program designed to simulate and human conversation for interactive purposes; also called chatbot Examples Eliza and Parry were the first chatterbots. Word Origin late 20th c; blend of chatter + robot chatbot