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personal effects

n. an expression often found in wills ("I leave my personal effects to my niece, Susannah") personal effects (things) include clothes, cosmetics, and items of adornment. This is not the same as "personalty" which means all tangible property which is not real property, money or investments. (See: personalty)

See: assets, movable, paraphernalia, possessions, property
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