Paraphernalia

Par`a*pher*na"li*a

(?), n. pl. [LL. paraphernalia bona, fr. L. parapherna, pl., parapherna, Gr. ; para` beside + a bride's dowry, fr. fe`rein to bring. See 1st Bear.]
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1. (Law) Something reserved to a wife, over and above her dower, being chiefly apparel and ornaments suited to her degree.
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2. Personal belongings; ornaments; finery; sundry objects carried about for personal convenience.
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3. The appendages, apparatus, or equipment used in a particular activity; as, surveyors unloading their paraphernalia from a van.
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Par`a*phi*mo"sis

(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ; beyond + to muzzle.] (Med.) A condition in which the prepuce, after being retracted behind the glans penis, is constricted there, and can not be brought forward into place again.
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