Per´son`al Pronunciation: pẽr´sŭn`al
|a.||1.||Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.|
|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.|
|3.||Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms.|
|4.||Done in person; without the intervention of another.|
|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.|
|n.||1.||(Law) A movable; a chattel.|
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.
, in person
, in the flesh