Par`a*pher*na"li*a (?), n. pl. [LL. paraphernalia bona, fr. L. parapherna, pl., parapherna, Gr. ; beside + a bride's dowry, fr. fe`rein to bring. See 1st Bear.]

1. Law

Something reserved to a wife, over and above her dower, being chiefly apparel and ornaments suited to her degree.


Appendages; ornaments; finery; equipments.


© Webster 1913.

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