Pronunciation: (par"u-fur-nāl'yu, -fu-nāl'-), [key]
1. (sometimes used with a singular v.) equipment, apparatus, or furnishing used in or necessary for a particular activity: a skier's paraphernalia.
2. (used with a plural v.) personal belongings.
3. (used with a singular v.) Law.the personal articles, apart from dower, reserved by law to a married woman.
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