The ownership or property in a corporeal chattel may be either absolute or qualified. It is absolute where a person has solely and exclusively the right to and also the occupation of the chattel, so that it cannot be transferred from him or cease to be his without his own act or default. Thus a person may have absolute property in all inanimate things and vegetable productions when severed from the plant or ground1, and of tame animals2. Rights in a chattel that do not amount to absolute ownership, as defined previously, are sometimes described as constituting a qualified
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