Definition for SPE'CIAL-TY


  1. Particularity. Specially of rule hath been neglected. – Shak.
  2. A particular or peculiar case. Note. This word is now little used in the senses above. Its common acceptation is,
  3. A special contract; an obligation or bond; the evidence of a debt by deed or instrument under seal. Such a debt is called a debt by specialty, in distinction from simple contract. – Blackstone.

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