Legal Definition and Related Resources of Effects

Meaning of Effects

personal estate or property ; movable property or chattel of any kind. See In re Schuster’s Estate, 289 P.2d847,137 C.A.2d 125. The words real and personal effects in a will embrace the entire estate. Ennis v Smith, 55 U.S. 400.

Effects Alternative Definition

Property, or worldly substance. As thus used, it denotes property in a more extensive sense than goods. 2 Sharswood, Bl. Comm. 284; 223 111. 538. It includes all kinds of personalty (9 “West. Rep. 403), unless limited by context (13 Ves. 89). Whether or not it includes realty depends on the context. In 89 N. C. 447, it was held to include realty. Contra, 15 Mees. & W. 450.

Synonyms of Effects


  • assets
  • belongings
  • bona
  • chattel property
  • chattels
  • contents
  • estate
  • goods
  • holdings
  • legal estate
  • means
  • movable property
  • paraphernalia
  • personal property
  • personalty
  • possessions
  • property
  • res
  • resources
  • things
  • wealth
  • worldly substance Associated Concepts: household effects
  • personal effects
  • personal property
  • personalty

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