mov·a·ble also move·a·ble (mvə-bəl)
1. Possible to move: a movable stove; a movable rock.
2. Varying in date from year to year: a movable holiday.
3. Law Of or relating to personal property (that is, property that can be moved).
1. Something, especially a piece of furniture, that can be moved.
2. movables Law Personal property.
mov′a·bili·ty, mova·ble·ness n.
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