Peculiar
Peculiar Pe*cul"iar, n. 1. That which is peculiar; a sole or exclusive property; a prerogative; a characteristic. [1913 Webster]

Revenge is . . . the peculiar of Heaven. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eng. Canon Law) A particular parish or church which is exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary. [1913 Webster]

{Court of Peculiars} (Eng. Law), a branch of the Court of Arches having cognizance of the affairs of peculiars. --Blackstone.

{Dean of peculiars}. See under {Dean}, 1. [1913 Webster]


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  • Peculiar — Pe*cul iar, a. [L. peculiaris, fr. peculium private property, akin to pecunia money: cf. OF. peculier. See {Pecuniary}.] 1. One s own; belonging solely or especially to an individual; not possessed by others; of private, personal, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peculiar — may refer to:* Peculiar (album) , an album by The Slackers* Peculiar , a comic strip, later published as a book, by cartonist Richard Sala* In the Church of England, a Peculiar , (or Peculier) is an extra diocesan place of worship* Peculiar,… …   Wikipedia

  • peculiar — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que es propio, característico o privativo de una persona o cosa: La inseguridad es un rasgo peculiar de mi carácter. Ese trabajo tiene peculiares características. 2. (antepuesto / pospuesto) [Persona o cosa]… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • peculiar — peculiár adj. m., pl. peculiári; f. sg. peculiáră, pl. peculiáre Trimis de siveco, 06.11.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PECULIÁR, Ă adj. De peculiu, referitor la peculiu. [pron. li ar. / …   Dicționar Român

  • Peculiar — Peculiar, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 2604 Housing Units (2000): 983 Land area (2000): 3.496290 sq. miles (9.055348 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.046421 sq. miles (0.120231 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.542711 sq. miles (9.175579 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • peculiar — [adj1] characteristic, distinguishing appropriate, diacritic, diagnostic, distinct, distinctive, endemic, exclusive, idiosyncratic, individual, intrinsic, local, particular, personal, private, proper, restricted, special, specific, typical,… …   New thesaurus

  • peculiar — ► ADJECTIVE 1) strange or odd. 2) (peculiar to) belonging exclusively to. 3) formal particular. ► NOUN ▪ a parish or church exempt from the jurisdiction of the diocese in which it lies, and subject to the direct jurisdiction of the monarch or an… …   English terms dictionary

  • peculiar — [pi kyo͞ol′yər] adj. [ME peculier < L peculiaris < peculium: see PECULATE] 1. of only one person, thing, group, country, etc.; distinctive; exclusive 2. particular; unique; special [a matter of peculiar interest] 3. out of the ordinary;… …   English World dictionary

  • peculiar — I (curious) adjective aberrant, abnormal, abnormous, alien, anomalistic, anomalistical, anomalous, astonishing, bizarre, breaking with tradition, eccentric, foreign, inexplicable, irregular, little known, mysterious, mystifying, odd, out of place …   Law dictionary

  • peculiar — mid 15c., from L. peculiaris of one s own (property), from peculium private property, lit. property in cattle (in ancient times the most important form of property), from pecu cattle, flock, related to pecus cattle (see PECUNIARY (Cf. pecuniary)) …   Etymology dictionary

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