If his wealth consisted of chattels only, he was a bo-aire (cow-aire).
They neither manufactured nor possessed any chattels beyond such articles of clothing, weapons, ornaments and utensils as they might carry on their persons, or in the family store-bag for daily use.
Within a few months the ageing master uprooted himself from Milan, and moved with his chattels and retinue of pupils to Rome, into the service of the house that first befriended him, the Medici.
The principle is of ancient origin; as regards goods and chattels it was part of the ancient customs of London and the province of York, and as regards land descending in coparcenary it has always been part of the common law of England under the name of hotch-pot.
demanded a "loving contribution" from all who possessed lands worth not less than forty shillings a year, or chattels to the value of X15; and those who refused to make payment were summoned before the privy council and punished.