One's portable property
He'd not just claimed her in deed but had the nerve to brand her like chattel as well!
Some lenders offer chattel loans that can be used to purchase the home itself, but not land.
The slave was considered by pagans to be a mere chattel: a possession with no rights or liberties.
chattel slavery is closest to the old form of slavery.
chattel mortgage A fixed charge granted over a moveable asset.