paraphernalia


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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

paraphernalia

in 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.

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The house was dismantled; the rich furniture and effects, the awful chandeliers and dreary blank mirrors packed away and hidden, the rich rosewood drawing-room suite was muffled in straw, the carpets were rolled up and corded, the small select library of well-bound books was stowed into two wine-chests, and the whole paraphernalia rolled away in several enormous vans to the Pantechnicon, where they were to lie until Georgy's majority.
He could not wait a visit from Bert, but carried the paraphernalia to the latter's house to demonstrate.
To an Englishman, accustomed to the paraphernalia of Westminster Hall, an American Court of Law is as odd a sight as, I suppose, an English Court of Law would be to an American.
SUSPECTED drugs paraphernalia lines a Tyneside street after a police raid on a hidden narcotics farm.
A COVENTRY woman who left drug paraphernalia within reach of two young children has avoided being sent to prison.
THE Lord Mayor of a new council has highlighted the dangers posed by those who leave drugs paraphernalia in public places.
When they searched the vehicle, they found five rocks that tested positive for crystal meth, as well as a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
According to their statement, troopers found five rocks that tested positive for meth, as well as a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
1 This service specification relates to the supply of sterile injecting equipment and related paraphernalia to facilitate hygienic injecting practices.
For several years Billy has been an integral member of seminal jazz/rock outfit Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia, with John Hiseman on drums.
London, May 3 ( ANI ): Police has confirmed that drugs paraphernalia was indeed found at Peaches Geldof's home following her sudden death.
Town of Kirkland police say they found a "small quantity" of heroin on the scene, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia.