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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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Walsh, for example, is even now convinced that 'a people shown in such paraphenalia' (as depicted in the Gwion figures) must have been developed 'beyond the cave dwelling level ...
[section] 117(c); Litman, supra note 67; David Nimmer, Brains and Other Paraphenalia of the Digital Age, 10 HARV.
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This regulatory paraphenalia has both a direct cost, in the resources consumed in administration, and an indirect burden carried by those who are obliged to work within the new complexity.
Behind one sees a multitude of craft, sailboats, rigging, ropes and nautical paraphenalia. Reviewing it for The Times on 5th May, 1864, their art critic Tom Taylor wrote: 'It is a pity that this masterly background should be marred by a trio of grim and mean figures.
Specific legal solutions are less obvious when there are more surreptitious suggestions of association, as in the use of particular words and images which are not capable of specific registration yet imply involvement, e.g., words such as "World Cup," "The Games," "football," "Rugby Finals," and photographic images of sporting paraphenalia such as footballs, baseball bats, catchers' gloves, etc.
Officers from the police department's drug unit made cocaine buys from the house and raided it--finding crack cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphenalia during the search.
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