personal effects


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personal effects

pl.n.
Items generally carried or worn on one's person, such as clothing, jewelry, keys, and a wallet or purse.

per′sonal effects′


n.pl.
privately owned articles consisting chiefly of clothing, toilet items, etc., for intimate use by an individual.

personal effects

All privately owned moveable, personal property of an individual. Also called PE. See also mortuary affairs; personal property.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.personal effects - property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business; "she left some of her personal effects in the house"; "I watched over their effects until they returned"
personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property - movable property (as distinguished from real estate)

personal effects

noun
One's portable property:
belonging (often used in plural), effect (used in plural), good (used in plural), lares and penates, personal property, possession (used in plural), property, thing (often used in plural).
Informal: stuff.
Law: chattel, movable (often used in plural).
References in classic literature ?
I have made every inquiry, but cannot trace any personal effects or letter.
The remaining wagons were loaded with such rude furniture and other personal effects, as might be supposed to belong to one, ready at any moment to change his abode, without reference to season or distance.
They raged around Sid like a hail-storm; and before Aunt Polly could collect her surprised faculties and sally to the rescue, six or seven clods had taken personal effect, and Tom was over the fence and gone.
The shipment was also declared personal effects, but was later discovered to be beauty products.
The two shipments containing the products were seized after the consignee, identified as James Malinao Halasan 'misdeclared the items as personal effects.
Hull City of Culture's latest success is an exhibition of its University's famous librarian and poet Philip Larkin - not his poems but his personal effects.
It was Major Lennon who had given them permission to marry, and two days later Grace wrote to him asking about her late husband's personal effects.
According to the group, Gibson "has been careful to point out that these may well have nothing to do with the personal effects of passengers on MH370.
ROBIN BECKER is the author of Tiger Heron (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014); Domain of Perfect Affection (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006); The Horse Fair (2000); All-American Girl (1996), which won the 1996 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry; Giacometti's Dog (1990); Backtalk (1982); and Personal Effects (1977).
I regularly visit to attend family graves always with a pair of shears and scythe and on a recent visit a large hedge bordering the cremation section of graves had actually been cut but all the cuttings left on the graves, knocking over flower displays, ornaments and other personal effects scattered in all directions.
uk/kirklees/rural NETHERTON: | A Renault Kangoo van was stolen by burglars who entered a property in Netherton Moor Road, on March 28, at 5pm, and stole keys to the vehicle, mobile phones, commercial power tools, personal effects and a credit car.

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