"trappings" refers to?

rorybur   Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:05 am GMT
The family were in government for several generations and evidently loved the trappings of power.
What do you think "trappings" here refers to? privileges?
JP   Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:49 pm GMT
In context, I would say it refers to the outward manifestations of power.