Per"son*al (?), a. [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.]
Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
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.
Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms.
Done in person; without the intervention of another.
The immediate and personal speaking of God.
Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
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 ∨ property 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.
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Per"son*al, n. Law
A movable; a chattel.
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