Per´son`al   Pronunciation: pẽr´sŭn`al
a.1.Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
- Hooker.
2.Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
The words are conditional, - If thou doest well, - and so personal to Cain.
- Locke.
3.Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms.
4.Done in person; without the intervention of another.
The immediate and personal speaking of God.
- White.
5.Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
6.(Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
Personal action
(Law) a suit or action by which a man claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it; or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury to his person or property, or the specific recovery of goods or chattels; - opposed to real action.
Personal equation
(Astron.) See under Equation.
Personal estate
(Law) movables; chattels; - opposed to real estate or property. It usually consists of things temporary and movable, including all subjects of property not of a freehold nature.
Personal identity
(Metaph.) the persistent and continuous unity of the individual person, which is attested by consciousness.
Personal pronoun
(Gram.) one of the pronouns I, thou, he, she, it, and their plurals.
Personal representatives
(Law) the executors or administrators of a person deceased.
Personal rights
rights appertaining to the person; as, the rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and private property.
Personal tithes
See under Tithe.
Personal verb
(Gram.) a verb which is modified or inflected to correspond with the three persons.
n.1.(Law) A movable; a chattel.
Noun1.Personalpersonal - a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
Adj.1.personal - concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers"
impersonal - not relating to or responsive to individual persons; "an impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark"
2.personal - particular to a given individual
3.personal - of or arising from personality; "personal magnetism"
4.personal - intimately concerning a person's body or physical being; "personal hygiene"
5.personal - indicating grammatical person; "personal verb endings"

PERSONAL. Belonging to the person.
     2. This adjective is frequently employed in connection with substantives, things, goods, chattels, actions, right, duties, and the like as personal estate, put in opposition to real estate; personal actions, in contradistinction to real actions; personal rights are those which belong to the person; personal duties are those which are to be performed in person.

POINDING, PERSONAL, Scotch law. Poinding of the goods belonging to the debtor; and of those goods only.
     2. It may have for its warrant either letters of horning, containing a clause for poinding, and then it is executed by messengers; or precepts of poinding, granted by sheriffs, commissaries, &c., which are executed by their proper officers. No cattle pertaining to the plough, nor instruments of tillage, can be poinded in the time of laboring or tilling the ground, unless where the debtor, has no other goods that may be poinded. Ersk. Pr. L. Soot. 3, 6, 11. See Distress, to which this process is somewhat similar.

absolute, actual, adverse, anonymous, belittling, bodily, bosom, certain, close, closet, concrete, critical, dear, defined, definite, deprecating, derogatory, detailed, determinate, different, disparaging, distinct, distinguished, esoteric, especial, exceptional, exclusive, express, extraordinary, familiar, fixed, idiosyncratic, in person, in the flesh, incognito, individual, inmost, inner, innermost, insulting, interior, intimate, inward, isolated, live, minute, noteworthy, offensive, particular, peculiar, physical, precise, private, privy, respective, retired, secluded, sequestered, several, singular, slighting, solipsistic, special, specific, unfriendly, withdrawn
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Persona conjuncta aequiparatur interesse proprio
persona grata
persona non grata
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