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1 : of, relating to, or affecting a person: as
a : of, relating to, or based on the existence or presence of a person see also personal injury personal jurisdiction at jurisdiction
b : of, relating to, or restricted to a natural person and his or her rights, obligations, affairs, assets, or lifetime [refused to disclose information] [released on recognizance]
2 : of, relating to, or constituting personal property [ effects] see also personal property at property compare real
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.