Personal Right

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Definition: Personal Right

Full Definition of Personal Right

A ‘personal right’ to property is distinguishable from a Property right strictly defined, in that a personal right does not have the characteristics of durability or transmissibility. Thus a personal right may be of short duration, or enforceable only against one person, or vested in only one person. A licence may be considered a form of personal right (see: Licence) over land.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Personal Right are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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