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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.
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per′sonal effects′


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

All privately owned moveable, personal property of an individual. Also called PE. See also mortuary affairs; personal property.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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)
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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).
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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.
Muhati keeps all his personal effects in the lorry which was taken to the garage for repairs.
Again in April, prices for miscellaneous goods and services increased 0.9% due to higher prices for personal care and personal effects by 0.9% and 2.5%, respectively.
In its submitted reply to Customs (adjudication), MoFA stated that Pakistan Customs Tariff (PCT) code 9905 allowed duty-free imports for personal effects and vehicles for the projects undertaken by the dignitaries listed in PCT 9905.
Police said he took all his personal effects with him.
The hotel's general manager Damian Gilvary and head of sales Gareth Milligan travelled to a secret location to view the items and personal effects legendary player that will be on display.
SUBIC FREEPORT - The Bureau of Customs-Port of Subic, led the destruction of more or less P950,000 worth of used tires, used household and personal effects in Guiguinto, Bulacan last Wednesday.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) nearly P40 million worth of banned beauty products and shoes that were packed into balikbayan boxes and declared as household goods and personal effects.
BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapena said the vehicles worth around P2.3 million were found in a 40-foot shipping container, which was misdeclared to contain personal effects.

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