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Mov"a*ble (?), a. [Cf. OF. movable. See Move.] 1. Capable of being moved, lifted, carried, drawn, turned, or conveyed, or in any way made to change place or posture; susceptible of motion; not fixed or stationary; as, a movable steam engine. [Also spelled moveable.]
Syn. -- transferable, transferrable, transportable.
2. Changing from one time to another; as, movable feasts, i. e., church festivals, the date of which varies from year to year.
Movable letter (Heb. Gram.), a letter that is pronounced, as opposed to one that is quiescent. -- Movable feast (Ecclesiastical), a holy day that changes date, depending on the lunar cycle. An example of such a day is Easter.
Mov"a*ble, n.; pl. Movables (&unr_;). 1. An article of wares or goods; a commodity; a piece of property not fixed, or not a part of real estate; generally, in the plural, goods; wares; furniture. [Also spelled moveable.]
Furnished with the most rich and princely movables. Evelyn.
2. (Rom. Law) Property not attached to the soil.
&hand_; The word is not convertible with personal property, since rents and similar incidents of the soil which are personal property by our law are immovables by the Roman law. Wharton.