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    Cool chattel an slave

    Hi,

    I was very surprised to read in a dictionary that chattel can be synonym of slave. Is that correct?


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    Re: chattel an slave

    A slave can be a chattel, being personal property. I'm not sure I regard them as synonymous as chattels can be any form of personal property.

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    Re: chattel an slave

    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy View Post
    Hi,

    I was very surprised to read in a dictionary that chattel can be synonym of slave. Is that correct?
    The word chattel is etymologically related to cattle.
    There are many examples in history of slaves being thought of as cattle and treated no better.

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    Re: chattel an slave

    Thank you both

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    Re: chattel an slave

    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy View Post
    Thank you both
    You're welcome.

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