Rights play an important role in private law. The owner of a car who has been damaged unlawfully by someone else has a right against the tortfeasor to be compensated (see chap. 6 on tort law). The seller of a car has the right against the buyer of the car to be paid the price for which the car was sold (see chap. 4 on the law of contracts). And, finally, the owner of a car has a right to the car itself. This last right differs from the former two. It is not a right against a particular person such as the tortfeasor or the contract partner; it is a right on a tangible object, namely the car.keywordscivil codemovable objectgolden ringfeudal systemgerman civil codethese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.