Specialties
Specialty Spe"cial*ty, n.; pl. {Specialties}. [F. sp['e]cialit['e]. Cf. {Speciality}.] 1. Particularity. [1913 Webster]

Specialty of rule hath been neglected. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A particular or peculiar case. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified. --Chitty. --Bouvier. --Wharton (Law Dict.). [1913 Webster]

Let specialties be therefore drawn between us. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. That for which a person is distinguished, in which he is specially versed, or which he makes an object of special attention; a speciality. [1913 Webster]

Men of boundless knowledge, like Humbold, must have had once their specialty, their pet subject. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]


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