paraphernal

adjective
par·​a·​pher·​nal

Definition of paraphernal

: being or relating to parapherna or paraphernalia

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History and Etymology for paraphernal

Medieval Latin paraphernalis, from Late Latin parapherna + Latin -alis -al

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“Paraphernal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraphernal. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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