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This legal glossary is a basic guide to common legal terms. A lawyer is in the best position to advise you about your legal rights and responsibilities.

Different terms may have different meanings based on the specific area of law or the context in which they are being used. For legal terms not referred to in this glossary, or for more comprehensive definitions, you may wish to refer to a legal dictionary or to an internet resource.

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Property
Anything over which the rights of possession, use, and enjoyment are exercised.
Real Property
Used to describe land and anything attached to the land.
Personal Property
Used to describe anything not classified as real property (also known as chattels).Choses in ActionUsed to define property that is neither real nor personal, but which a person has certain rights to, like the right to an action, or the right to copyright or patents.