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PARAPHERNALIA Definition & Legal Meaning

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In the civil law. The separate property of a married woman, other than that which is included in her dowry, or dos. The separate property of the wife is divided Into dotal and extradotal. Dotal prop- erty is that which the wife brings to the husband to assist him in bearing the expenses of the marriage establishment. Extradotal property, otherwise called “para phernal property,” is that which forms no part of the dowry. Civ. Code La. art. 2335. The wife’s paraphernalia shall not be subject to the debts or contracts of the hus- band, and shall consist of the apparel of herself and her children, her watch, and orna- ments suitable to her condition in life, aud all such articles of personalty as have been given to her for her own use and comfort Code Ga. 1882,


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