Webster 1913 Edition
Specialtyof rule hath been neglected.
A particular or peculiar case.
A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified.
Wharton (Law Dict.).
specialtiesbe therefore drawn between us.
That for which a person is distinguished, in which he is specially versed, or which he makes an object of special attention; a speciality.
Men of boundless knowledge, like Humbold, must have had once their
specialty, their pet subject.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Particularity. specialty of rule hat been neglected.
2.A particular or peculiar case. Note. This word is now little used in the senses above. Its common acceptation is,
3.A special contract; an obligation or bond; the evidence of a debt by deed or instrument under seal. Such a debt is called a debt by specialty, in distinction from simple contract.