• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Parapherna (Rom. Law) The property of a woman which, on her marriage, was not made a part of her dower, but remained her own.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parapherna In Roman law, the property which a bride possessed and reserved over and above the dowry she brought to her husband; that portion of the wife's property which was held by her under the strict law applicable to a woman marrying without coming under the hand.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary