Peggotty and myself will constantly keep a double look-out together, on our goods and chattels.
His inventory includes, not only the chattels and effects of every description belonging to the undersigned, as yearly tenant of this habitation, but also those appertaining to Mr. Thomas Traddles, lodger, a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
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The proposed law applies to chattels and intangible property.
In that culture, family members were legally dependent upon the oldest male, but they were not chattel.