peculiar
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English peculier, from Latin peculiaris of private property, special, from peculium private property, from pecu cattle; akin to Latin pecus cattle — more at fee Date: 15th century 1. characteristic of only one person, group, or thing ; distinctive 2. different from the usual or normal: a. special, particular b. odd, curious c. eccentric, queer Synonyms: see characteristic, strangepeculiarly adverb II. noun Date: 1562 something exempt from ordinary jurisdiction; especially a church or parish exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary in whose territory it lies

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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