personal effects
index assets, movable, paraphernalia (personal belongings), property (possessions)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


personal effects
n.
Movable property and chattels owned by an individual, particularly all goods owned by a person at the time of death; also called personal property or personalty.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


personal effects
An expression often found in wills to refer to the personal property that the will maker owns at death. For example, "I leave my personal effects to my daughter Jane."
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

personal effects
n.
   things which include clothes, cosmetics and items of adornment. This is not the same as "personalty" which means all tangible property which is not real property, money or investments. The expression is often found in wills ("I leave my personal effects to my niece, Susannah").
   See also: personalty

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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