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effectsnoun assets, belongings, bona, chattel propprty, chattels, contents, estate, goods, holdings, legal essate, means, movable property, paraphernalia, personal property, personalty, possessions, property, res, resources, things, wealth, worldly substance
Associated concepts: household effects, personal effects, personal property, personalty
See also: assets, dower, estate, goods, merchandise, movable, paraphernalia, personalty, possessions, property, stock, store
EFFECTS. This word used simpliciter is equivalent to property or, worldly substance, and may carry the whole personal estate, when used in a will. 5 Madd. Ch. Rep. 72; Cowp. 299; 15 Ves. 507; 6 Madd. Ch. R. 119. But when it is preceded and connected with words of a narrower import, and the bequest is not residuary, it will be confined to species of property ejusdem generis with those previously described. 13 Ves. 39; 15 Ves. 826; Roper on Leg. 210.