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specialtyn. [F. spécialité. Cf. Speciality.].
  •  Particularity.  [1913 Webster]
    "Specialty of rule hath been neglected."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A particular or peculiar case.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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  [1913 Webster]
    "Let specialties be therefore drawn between us."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]


specialty, n. (pl. -ies)
2 Law an instrument under seal; a sealed contract.

ME f. OF (e)specialt{eacute} (as SPECIAL)



academic discipline, academic specialty, adjunct, applied science, appurtenance, area, arena, aroma, arrangement, art, aspect, attribute, badge, bond, brand, business, cachet, calling, career, career building, careerism, cast, character, characteristic, circumstance, classical education, component, concern, configuration, constituent, contents, contract by deed, contract of record, contract quasi, core curriculum, course, course of study, covenant of indemnity, craft, curriculum, cut, debenture, debenture bond, deed, deed of trust, deed poll, definiteness, department of knowledge, detail, differentia, differential, discipline, distinctive feature, domain, earmark, elective, element, factor, feature, field, field of inquiry, field of study, figure, fixings, flavor, formal contract, game, general education, general studies, group policy, gust, hallmark, handicraft, humanities, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, implied contract, impress, impression, indent, indenture, index, individualism, ingredient, insurance policy, integrant, item, keynote, liberal arts, lifework, line, line of business, line of work, lineaments, major, makings, mannerism, mark, marking, metier, minor, mission, mold, mortgage deed, mystery, natural science, nature, number, occupation, odor, ology, parol contract, part, part and parcel, particularity, peculiarity, policy, practice, profession, promissory note, property, proseminar, province, pure science, pursuit, quadrivium, quality, quirk, racket, recognizance, refresher course, savor, science, scientific education, seal, seminar, shape, singularity, smack, social science, special case, special contract, speciality, specialization, specialness, specialty contract, specificality, specificness, sphere, stamp, study, subdiscipline, subject, taint, tang, taste, technical education, technicology, technics, technology, title deed, token, trade, trait, trick, trivium, vocation, walk, walk of life, work




N security, guaranty, guarantee, gage, warranty, bond, tie, pledge, plight, mortgage, collateral, debenture, hypothecation, bill of sale, lien, pawn, pignoration, real security, vadium, stake, deposit, earnest, handsel, caution, promissory note, bill, bill of exchange, I, O, U, personal security, covenant, specialty, parole, acceptance, indorsement, signature, execution, stamp, seal, sponsor, cosponsor, sponsion, sponsorship, surety, bail, mainpernor, hostage, godchild, godfather, godmother, recognizance, deed of indemnity, covenant of indemnity, authentication, verification, warrant, certificate, voucher, docket, doquet, record, probate, attested copy, receipt, acquittance, quittance, discharge, release, muniment, title deed, instrument, deed, deed poll, assurance, indenture, charter, charter poll, paper, parchment, settlement, will, testament, last will and testament, codicil, bonis avibus, gone where the woodbine twineth.

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