THINGS. The most general denomination of the subjects of property, as contra-distiquished from person. [...]
Things are the subjects of dominion of property, as distinguished from persons. They are distributed into three kinds: (1) Things real or immovable, comprehending lands, tenements, and hereditaments; (2) things personal or movable, comprehending goods and chattels; and (3) things mixed, partaking of the characteristics of the two former, as a title-deed, a term for years. The civil law divided things into corporeal (tangi possunt) and incorporateal (tangi non possunt.) [...]
Black's Law Dictionary, 1st Ed.
See "Things Personal" and "Things Real".
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