Webster 1913 Edition
Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort.
specialis called by the schools a “species”.
Particular; peculiar; different from others; extraordinary; uncommon.
Our Savior is represented everywhere in Scripture as the
specialpatron of the poor and the afficted.
specialevil an improvement of style would apply a
Appropriate; designed for a particular purpose, occasion, or person;
specialact of Parliament or of Congress; a
Limited in range; confined to a definite field of action, investigation, or discussion;
specialdictionary of commercial terms; a
specialbranch of study
Chief in excellence.
The king hath drawn
specialhead of all the land together.
an administration limited to certain specified effects or acts, or one granted during a particular time or the existence of a special cause, as during a controversy respecting the probate of a will, or the right of administration, etc.–
an agency confined to some particular matter.–
Bail above, or
Bail to the action
sureties who undertake that, if the defendant is convicted, he shall satisfy the plaintiff, or surrender himself into custody.
Wharton (Law Dict.).–
a damage resulting from the act complained of, as a natural, but not the necessary, consequence of it.–
a demurrer for some defect of form in the opposite party pleading, in which the cause of demurrer is particularly stated.–
a deposit made of a specific thing to be kept distinct from others.–
an injuction granted on special grounds, arising of the circumstances of the case.
an issue produced upon a special plea.
a jury consisting of persons of some particular calling, station, or qualification, which is called upon motion of either party when the cause is supposed to require it; a struck jury.–
orders which do not concern, and are not published to, the whole command, such as those relating to the movement of a particular corps, a detail, a temporary camp, etc.–
a limited partner; a partner with a limited or restricted responsibility; – unknown at common law.–
a limited or particular partnership; – a term sometimes applied to a partnership in a particular business, operation, or adventure.–
Special plea in bar
a plea setting forth particular and new matter, distinguished from the general issue.
originally, a counsel who devoted himself to drawing special counts and pleas; in a wider sense, a lawyer who draws pleadings.–
the allegation of special or new matter, as distingiushed from a direct denial of matter previously alleged on the side.
The popular denomination of the whole science of pleading.
The phrase is sometimes popularly applied to the specious, but unsound, argumentation of one whose aim is victory, and not truth.
a qualified or limited ownership possession, as in wild animals, things found or bailed.–
an extraordinary session; a session at an unusual time or for an unusual purpose;–
special sessionof Congress or of a legislature
Special statute, or
an act of the legislature which has reference to a particular person, place, or interest; a–
private law; – in distinction from a
a special finding of the facts of the case, leaving to the court the application of the law to them.
Wharton (Law Dict.).
Syn. – Peculiar; appropriate; specific; dictinctive; particular; exceptional; singular. See
One appointed for a special service or occasion.
specially; in particular.
Webster 1828 Edition