personal effects


personal effects
noun
property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business
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she left some of her personal effects in the house

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I watched over their effects until they returned

Syn: ↑effects

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noun plural
: effects of a personal character: as
a. : property especially appertaining to one's person and having a close relationship thereto — used in legal contexts (as wills, tariff laws)
b. : such property as is usually or normally carried by a traveler for his use and comfort — used especially in connection with insurance
c. : personal property other than that employed in business — used especially in a residuary clause of a will

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privately owned articles consisting chiefly of clothing, toilet items, etc., for intimate use by an individual. Cf. household effects.
[1835-45]

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personal effects plural noun
1. Those belongings worn or carried about one's person
2. Private or intimate possessions
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Main Entry:personal

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personal effects,
the belongings that an individual wears or carries on his person; private or intimate articles.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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