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"trappings" in British English

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trappingsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈtræp.ɪŋz/
all the things that are ​part of or ​typical of a ​particularjob, ​situation, or ​event: He ​enjoyed the trappings of ​power, such as a chauffeur-driven ​car and ​bodyguards. The president's ​trip had all the trappings of a ​statevisit.
(Definition of trappings from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trappingsplural noun

 us   /ˈtræp·ɪŋz/
the possessions that are ​typical of a ​situation or ​symbols of a ​position: He ​enjoyed all the trappings of ​wealth.
(Definition of trappings from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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