parapherna

plural noun par·a·pher·na \ ˌparəˈfərnə \

Definition of parapherna

Roman & civil law
:the property of a woman that on her marriage is not made a part of her dower but remains her own and entirely free from the control of the husband

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Origin and Etymology of parapherna

Late Latin, from Greek, from para- 1para- + phernē dowry; akin to Greek pherein to carry


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