all my worldly goods

A very comprehensive term of bequest which has been construed at times to include real property. Farish v Cook, 78 Mo 212.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • worldly goods — noun all the property that someone possess he left all his worldly possessions to his daughter • Syn: ↑worldly possessions, ↑worldly belongings • Hypernyms: ↑property, ↑belongings, ↑holding * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • worldly goods — all the possessions that one owns; all personal property that one s possesses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • someone's worldly goods — someone’s worldly goods/possessions/ phrase all the things that someone owns He left all his worldly goods to her when he died. Thesaurus: general words for possessionssynonym Main entry: worldly …   Useful english dictionary

  • worldly — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)ldli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Worldly is used to describe things relating to the ordinary activities of life, rather than to spiritual things. [LITERARY] I think it is time you woke up and focused your thoughts on more worldly matters... He… …   English dictionary

  • worldly — UK [ˈwɜː(r)ldlɪ] / US [ˈwɜrldlɪ] adjective 1) a worldly person has a lot of experience and knowledge of life Teenagers today are much more worldly than I ever was. 2) relating to the practical rather than the spiritual aspects of life They were… …   English dictionary

  • goods — [[t]g ʊdz[/t]] ♦♦ 1) N PLURAL Goods are things that are made to be sold. Money can be exchanged for goods or services. ...a wide range of consumer goods. 2) N PLURAL: usu poss adj N Your goods are the things that you own and that can be moved.… …   English dictionary

  • worldly belongings — noun all the property that someone possess (Freq. 1) he left all his worldly possessions to his daughter • Syn: ↑worldly possessions, ↑worldly goods • Hypernyms: ↑property, ↑belongings, ↑hold …   Useful english dictionary

  • worldly possessions — noun all the property that someone possess he left all his worldly possessions to his daughter • Syn: ↑worldly belongings, ↑worldly goods • Hypernyms: ↑property, ↑belongings, ↑holding …   Useful english dictionary

  • worldly — world|ly [ wɜrldli ] adjective 1. ) a worldly person has a lot of experience and knowledge of life: Teenagers today are much more worldly than I ever was. 2. ) relating to the practical rather than the spiritual aspects of life: They were… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • worldly — [ˈwɜːldli] adj a worldly person has a lot of experience and knowledge of life • sb s worldly goods/possessions all the things someone owns[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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