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  1. par·a·pher·na·lia
    IPA[ˌperəfərˈnālyə]
  2. noun

    • 1. miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity:

      drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvements drugs and drug paraphernalia that had been discovered on the premises
    • 2. trappings associated with a particular institution or activity that are regarded as superfluous:

      the rituals and paraphernalia of government
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: paraphernalia

    • pl.n.

      The articles used in a particular activity; equipment.

      Personal property used by a married woman that, although actually owned by her husband and subject to claims by his creditors, becomes her personal property after his death.

    • noun

      miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity:

      trappings associated with a particular institution or activity that are regarded as superfluous:

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