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Definition: Personal action
(p[~e]r"s[u^]n*al), a. [L. personalis: cf.
1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
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.
The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
and so personal to Cain. --Locke.
3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
(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.
. (Astron.) See under Equation
or Personal property
chattels; -- opposed to real estate or property. It
usually consists of things temporary and movable,
including all subjects of property not of a freehold
(Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
unity of the individual person, which is attested by
(Gram.), one of the pronouns I
, and their plurals.
(Law), the executors or
administrators of a person deceased.
, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
. See under Tithe
(Gram.), a verb which is modified or
inflected to correspond with the three persons.