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personalia

[pur-suh-ney-lee-uh, -neyl-yuh]
plural noun
  1. personal belongings.
  2. biographical data, personal reminiscences, or the like: He could never keep the personalia out of his essays.
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Origin of personalia

1900–05; < Late Latin, neuter plural of Latin persōnālis personal
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Historical Examples

  • Mr Gosse in Personalia gives a different account, pp. 23, 24.

    Robert Browning

    Edward Dowden

  • The most interesting part of the book is that which is devoted to personalia.

  • He came into office, held it and left it without a single concession to Demos' love of personalia.

  • One reason for this lack of personalia about a man who had a most vigorous personality is due to his dying request.