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Personal Per"son*al (p[~e]r"s[u^]n*al), a. [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.] 1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things. [1913 Webster]

Every man so termed by way of personal difference. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general; as, personal comfort; personal desire. [1913 Webster]

The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, -- and so personal to Cain. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. Done in person; without the intervention of another. ``Personal communication.'' --Fabyan. [1913 Webster]

The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White. [1913 Webster]

5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks. [1913 Webster]

6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun. [1913 Webster]

{Personal action} (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, or the specific recovery of goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.

{Personal equation}. (Astron.) See under {Equation}.

{Personal estate} or {Personal property} (Law), movables; chattels; -- opposed to real estate or property. It usually consists of things temporary and movable, including all subjects of property not of a freehold nature.

{Personal identity} (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous unity of the individual person, which is attested by consciousness.

{Personal pronoun} (Gram.), one of the pronouns {I}, {thou}, {he}, {she}, {it}, and their plurals.

{Personal representatives} (Law), the executors or administrators of a person deceased.

{Personal rights}, rights appertaining to the person; as, the rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and private property.

{Personal tithes}. See under {Tithe}.

{Personal verb} (Gram.), a verb which is modified or inflected to correspond with the three persons. [1913 Webster]


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