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Definition of "personal effects" []

  • Privately owned items, such as keys, an identification card, or a wallet or watch, that are regularly worn or carried on one's person. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "personal effects" in a sentence
  • "Houten had Bragdon bring Raoul's personal effects in a large manila envelope."
  • "Now that the CO's office belonged to Botchup, these personal effects would normally be removed to Phule's quarters, but the sealing tape was cut and the top lay open."
  • "He sent for Geordie Dalgleish, and instructed him to go to Edinburgh Castle and retrieve the papers and personal effects from his old quarters."