PER'SONAL, a. [L. personalis.] Belonging to men or women, not to things; not real.
So we speak of personal pride, personal reflections.
Personal estate, in law, movables; chattels; things belonging to the person; as money, jewels, furniture, &c. as distinguished from real estate in land and houses.
Personal action, in 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; an action founded on contract or on tort or wrong; as an action on a debt or promise, or an action for a trespass, assault or defamatory words; opposed to real actions, or such as concern real property.
Personal identity, in metaphysics, sameness of being, of which consciousness is the evidence.
Personal verb, in grammar, a verb conjugated in the three persons; thus called in distinction from an impersonal verb, which has the third person only.
PER'SONAL, n. A movable. [Not in use.]