Mov"a*ble (?), a. [Cf. OF. movable. See Move.]

1.

Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a movable steam engine.

2.

Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i. e., church festivals, the date of which varies from year to year.

Movable letter Heb. Gram., a letter that is pronounced, as opposed to one that is quiescent.

 

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Mov"a*ble, n.; pl. Movables ().

1.

An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not a part of real estate; generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture.

Furnished with the most rich and princely movables. Evelyn.

2. Rom.Law

Property not attached to the soil.

⇒ The word is not convertible with personal property, since rents and similar incidents of the soil which are personal property by our law are immovables by the Roman law.

Wharton.

 

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