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Princeton's WordNet

  1. personal property, personal estate, personalty, private propertynoun

    movable property (as distinguished from real estate)


  1. private propertynoun

    Property to which individuals or corporations have certain exclusive property rights, but do not necessarily possess.

  2. private propertynoun

    Property to which the state or other public organizations do not have exclusive property rights.


  1. Private property

    Private property is a system that allocates particular objects like pieces of land to particular individuals to use and manage as they please, to the exclusion of others and to the exclusion of any detailed control by society. In legal terms it's usually a designation for the ownership of property by non-governmental legal entities. Private property is distinguishable from public property which is owned by a state entity and from collective or cooperative property which is owned by a group of non-governmental entities. Certain political philosophies such as anarchism and socialism make a clear distinction between private and personal property while others blend the two together. Private property is a legal concept defined and enforced by a country's political system.


  1. private property

    Private property refers to a legal designation for the ownership of property by non-governmental entities, including individuals, corporations or partnerships. It includes real estate, buildings, objects, intellectual property rights (such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights), and other assets owned privately. This is distinguished from public property, which is owned by a state or community entity, and from collective or cooperative property. The rights associated with private property include the right to exclude others, to use and enjoy, and to transfer the property.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. private property

    Commissions of privateers do not extend to the capture of private property on land; a right not even granted to men-of-war. Private armed ships are not within the terms of a capitulation protecting private property generally.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of private property in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of private property in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of private property in a Sentence

  1. Tulane University:

    The comment was written on a makeshift wall on our private property, normally used for a game of capture the flag, to mock the ideologies of a political candidate.

  2. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:

    It is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed.

  3. Nagorno Karabakh:

    There has been so much damage to private property we are trying to record all losses, but the volume is just too high. Its already in the tens of millions in damages, we are seeing the use of banned weaponry like very large cluster bombs and many human losses because of this. People are scared, they have gone underground, or they are fleeing to IDP camps or to become refugees in Armenia. Even far from frontlines, people are dying.

  4. Jaime Bassa:

    The political project that the dictatorship embedded in the constitutional text remains in force, the entire system of protection of social rights, specifically social security, health, education, work and trade union cover is marked by a preference for private property and freedom of entrepreneurship.

  5. David Vitter:

    The federal government shouldn't be regulating puddles on private property in the first place. I will continue to work with my colleagues to reverse and withdraw this rule before the economic devastation begins.

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