Definition of Personal effects

1. Noun. Property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business. "I watched over their effects until they returned"

Definition of Personal effects

1. Noun. (context: usually plural) (plural of personal effect) Items of personal property that one carries on one's person, including identification, jewelry, and clothing. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Personal Effects

personal business
personal care
personal chattel
personal check
personal cheque
personal computer
personal computers
personal conduct
personal construct theory
personal credit line
personal day
personal days
personal effect
personal effects (current term)
personal equation
personal estate
personal expense
personal fiduciary
personal flotation device
personal flotation devices
personal foul
personal god
personal gods
personal growth laboratory
personal health services
personal hygiene
personal hygienes
personal identification number

Literary usage of Personal effects

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Walter Malins Rose, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"22 Stat. at L., 520. ily not less than one year, and not intended for any other person or persons nor for sale; 2, personal effects, not merchandise nor for ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"real and personal effects means nil a man's property." Page v. Foust, 89 N. a 447, 449. "Effects," an used in a judgment providing that execution may be ..."

3. Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington by United States Dept. of State, Geneva Arbitration Tribunal (1873)
"Thinking this to be excessive, they give their opinion that if the loss of personal effects in the case of the Shenandoah " be estimated at the average rate ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1908)
"$1050, for loss of money and personal effects. ... To Henri Cirri, $1018, for loss of personal effects and as damages for personal injuries. ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Jackson, where the words " real and personal effects" being used, shewed such an intent. But here all the accompanying provisions relate only to personalty; ..."

6. International Law by John Westlake (1907)
"personal effects. Whether from a feeling of humanity, or because personal effects are not within the justificatory reasons for the existing practice of ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Negligence by Thomas Gaskell Shearman, Amasa Angell Redfield, Robert Gould Street (1913)
"Care of passengers' personal effects.* — A carrier is not liable, as such, for the safety of baggage or other personal effects of a passenger, not delivered ..."

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