mobilia sequuntur personam

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Etymology[edit]

Latin mōbilia ‎(chattels) + sequuntur ‎(they follow) + persōnam ‎(person) = “chattels follow the person”.

Phrase[edit]

mobilia sequuntur personam

  1. (law, archaic) Common law doctrine holding that personal property held by a person is governed by the same law that governs that person, so that if a person who is legally domiciled in one jurisdiction dies with property in a second jurisdiction, that property is legally treated as though it were in the first jurisdiction.