parapherna definition

  • noun:
    • a female's property that has been perhaps not made an integral part of the woman relationship dower but remained her very own.
    • In Roman legislation, the home which a bride possessed and reserved over and above the dowry she brought to the woman spouse; that portion of the wife's home which was held by this lady in rigid legislation applicable to a female marrying without coming in hand.
  • noun-plural:
    • The property of a female which, on her wedding, had not been made an integral part of her dower, but remained her own.

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