Meaning of paraphernalia

par•a•pher•na•lia

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