Mov"a*ble, n.; pl.
Movables (?). 1. An article
of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not
a part of real estate; generally, in the plural, goods; wares;
Furnished with the most rich and princely
2. (Rom. Law) Property not attached to
☞ The word is not convertible with personal property,
since rents and similar incidents of the soil which are personal
property by our law are immovables by the Roman law.
Mov"a*ble (?), a. [Cf. OF.
movable. See Move.] 1. Capable of
being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any
way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; not fixed
or stationary; as, a movable steam engine.
2. Changing from one time to another; as,
movable feasts, i. e., church festivals, the date of
which varies from year to year.
Movable letter (Heb. Gram.), a letter
that is pronounced, as opposed to one that is quiescent.