An example of chattel is your furniture and car.
Origin of chattel
- Middle English chatel movable property from Old French from Medieval Latin capitāle cattle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English chatel, from Old French chatel, from Medieval Latin capitāle (English capital), from Latin capitālis (“of the head”), from caput (“head”) + -alis (“-al”). Compare cattle (“cows”), which is from an Anglo-Norman variant. Compare also capital and kith and kine (“all one’s possessions”), which also use “cow” to mean “property”.