paraphernalia(redirected from Paraphenalia)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Paraphenalia: Googlemail
paraphernalia(Apparatus), noun accessories, accompaniments, accouterments, apparatus, appliances, attachments, contrivances, conveniences, equipage, equipment, gear, impedimenta, implements, instruments, material, supplies, tools, utensils
paraphernalia(Personal belongings), noun accessories, appointments, assets, chattels, effects, estate, goods, holdings, merchandise, movables, parcels, perquisites, perronal effects, personal estate, personal property, personalty, possessions, property, resources, seisin, trappings
paraphernaliain English law, a wife's apparel, jewellery and the like.
PARAPHERNALIA. The name given to all such things as a woman has a right to
retain as her own property, after her husband's death; they consist
generally of her clothing, jewels, and ornaments suitable to her condition,
which she used personally during his life.
2. These, when not extravagant, she has a right to retain even against creditors; and, although in his lifetime the husband might have given them away, he cannot bequeath such ornaments and jewels by his will. 2 Bl. Com. 430; 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 376; 5 Com. Dig. 230; 2 Com. Dig. 212; 11 Vin. Ab. 176; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 8996-7.