[vuh-lees or, esp. British, -leez]
a small piece of luggage that can be carried by hand, used to hold clothing, toilet articles, etc.; suitcase; traveling bag.

1605–15; < French < Italian valigia, of obscure origin; compare Medieval Latin valēsium

briefcase, handbag, pocketbook, purse, valise, wallet. Unabridged
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valise (vəˈliːz)
a small overnight travelling case
[C17: via French from Italian valigia, of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1615, "suitcase, soldier's kit bag," from Fr. valise (1568), from It. valigia, of uncertain origin. Attested in M.L. forms valisia (1407), valixia (1298).
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Example sentences
Luggage to be transported shall be restricted to suitcase and valise type.
There is a combination of banana and the leather smell of a valise containing food, that is to many people an immediate emetic.
Everything you need to set up an encrypted mesh network on the sly, all concealed inside an ordinary valise.
Another brewer lost a watch, and three others lost diamond pins, and a fourth is looking for his valise and clothes.
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